Springtime is cat time

By Connie Orcutt • Published: May 1st, 2013
Category: Animal Airwaves

Spring is kitten season when cats are surrendered in droves to shelters. That makes it a prime time to adopt a feline friend.

But have a plan in place first. Be sure everyone at home is invested in adding a cat to your clan. Then choose a cat with a personality that jibes with your family’s style. If your home isn’t cat-crowded, you may even consider adopting two cats instead of one.

Having supplies like kitty litter and toys in place by the time your cat arrives will let you hit the ground running. Kitty-proof your home by moving wires and string, chemicals, pesticides, and small objects out of harm’s way. Choose a cat-friendly veterinarian and schedule a new-pet visit for a few days after the homecoming.

Then take time introducing your cat to the new people and places that will become part of his or her routine.