There are many situations to consider before adopting a lifelong friend. It can happen to the best of us. You see a cute, tiger-striped kitten with white paws and green eyes just begging for attention. You take one look and the next thing you know you're walking down the pet food aisle at the supermarket.
If you're like most of us, falling in love with a pet is the easy part. Sharing your home with a four-legged friend can be one of life's greatest joys. Pets give us unconditional loyalty and acceptance, provide constant companionship, and even help relieve stress after a hard day's work.
Adopting a cat is a big decision. They require your time, money, and commitment for their entire lives…over 15 years in many cases. We obviously think adopting a cat is one of the best things ever, but only if you think through your decision before you adopt. Our adoptions are forever!
The fact that you're thinking about adopting a cat from First Ladies Farm means you're a responsible and caring person. Before you make that decision to bring a furry friend into your life, take a moment to think over these questions:
Sure, it's a long list of questions but a quick stroll through an animal shelter will help you understand why answering them before you adopt is so important.
Many homeless cats and kittens are victims of irresponsible people who allowed their pets to breed. There are many cats at the shelter who are more than a year old…animals who were obtained by people who didn't think through the responsibilities of pet ownership.
Please, don't make the same mistake. Think before you adopt. Sharing your life with a companion animal can bring incredible rewards, but only if you're willing to make the necessary commitments of time, money, responsibility, and love for the life of the pet.