What to know before adopting a cat

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“Anyone looking to adopt a kitten or cat should ask you to fill out an application. Usually we can go through it during your stay and adopt the same visit, ”said Betsy Hallett. Managing Director of the Central Aroostook Humane Society.

Then you’ll need to call a vet within the next five days for a free health check-up. At the moment, some animal shelters can only be agreed with an online application due to the pandemic.

Some say the cat chooses you, but Jean Cobb hopes people will be open to more shy cats.

“Some cats are shy and still love wonderful cats,” says Jean Cobb, board member of the PAWS Tierschutzgesellschaft.

But you can’t change a cat’s personality. Cobb says one of the most common misconceptions is that you can care for a kitten from a young age

“When you get a cat that’s one year old, you know its personality, it’s mature, a kitten can behave very differently when it gets old,” said Cobb.

So when you bring your cat home, how do you settle it in?

“Make sure you’ve still got the litter box set up, put the food a short distance from the litter box so that when you find your food you can find your litter box … Toy Makes You sure have some toys with it Don’t get bored when you’re not home, ”Hallett said.

“Obviously, if you want a cat, it’s a serious decision because we love making a commitment and it will be a forever home,” said Cobb.

If you are considering adopting, anyone at one of these animal shelters can answer your questions.

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