Today’s guest blog post is from Samantha Piccirillo, an undergraduate student at University of Maryland and an intern with the Digital Communications & Social Media team at Discovery Communications.
Photo: Forest County Humane Society
I can’t be the only one who has a huge soft spot for adorable kittens, right? Ever since my family adopted my cat, Tiger, who we found through Petfinder, I’ve been so excited to spread the word about Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. Five of my friends have also adopted rescued cats and couldn’t be happier with their new furry buddies! Cats can make great companions and during the month of June, Petfinder is encouraging animal lovers everywhere to consider cat adoption by supporting Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month.
Today, there are more than 145,000 felines available through Petfinder’s member shelters and rescue groups that need good homes. While Petfinder is encouraging would-be owners to consider adoption this month, owning a pet is a big responsibility. So, even if you can’t take on your own furry friend, there are other ways you can help support Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month:
- Tweet, re-Tweet and repeat the following (or your own brilliant message): June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. Save a life: Adopt a cat w/ @Petfinder! http://www.petfinder.com
- Contact your local shelter or rescue group (you can search for groups near you online) and ask if they have a donation wish list or other flyer they’d like to you to post around your office or neighborhood. They may be holding special events for Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month which you can help promote.
- Share an adoptable cat or a Petfinder cat adoption Happy Tail on your blog, Facebook page or Twitter account.
- Sign up as a foster parent or shelter volunteer, and then tell your friends how great it is. Contact your local shelter or rescue group to get started, or register in Petfinder’s volunteer database.
You can find more tips on how you can lend a paw during Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month on Petfinder.com!