Jasper was not this into snuggles when I adopted him as a kitten, but he learned!
As I mentioned last month, Kitten Season is upon us, which means that animal shelters are super busy right now due to the huge number of kittens being brought in. What makes potential pet parents pick one cat over another? Personality is obviously a huge thing - we all want a pet who will be fun and friendly! If you're not up for adopting or fostering a cat yourself, most shelters would love to have you volunteer to spend some time playing with their cats! It can help nervous kitties relax, and teaches kittens how to socialize with humans.
Yes, he likes to wear a coat in the winter. He's a Florida kitty, neither of us are fans of the Missouri cold! Good thing we can cuddle up and keep each other warm!
As a sort of sub-category of nutrition, weight also plays a role in which cats are chosen to be adopted. Often, overweight cats are overlooked in favor of cats at a healthy weight. Check out this awesome video that shows how Hill's Science Diet Perfect Weight food is being used to help shelter cats find forever homes!
How awesome is that? (I loved the part about all of the cat pics on their phones, by the way - my phone is the same way!) The best part is that using this food to help the cats lose weight is a routine that's super easy for their new adopted family to continue!
Have you ever adopted a kitty from a shelter, or volunteered at one to help other pets find new homes? I'd love to hear your stories!