Myths about cat adoption
“You do not know what you are getting yourself into.” “Cats in shelters are violent!” “You will never get to domesticate an adopted cat, they are feral forever!” The myths about cat adoption go on and on.
Here in Dogalize, we encourage you to adopt a pet. Unfortunately, there are many myths about cat adoption that keep people from taking the leap. Only for starters, cats in need of adoption are just as adorable and as needy of a home and shelter. Let us take a look at some of the myths about cat adoption and debunk them once and for all.
Myth #1: Cats for adoption are damaged from living in shelters
Most people believe that cats held in shelters have physical or psychological issues. This is not true. Some cats and other pets in shelters ended up there for reasons unrelated to themselves. This includes families that had to move to another country, death, divorce, or because the family had financial issues or they were not willing to train.
Myth #2: Adoption fees are crazy expensive
This is a myth spread by those who want to lure people into their stores and buy kitties. At some point though, the fee to adopt a cat might seem like it makes it buying a cat a better option. There is a difference, mainly the fact that shelters need the money to provide for food, medicine, and resources for the cats under their care.
Myth #3: Cats for adoption are sick or inadequate
Shelters are teeming with cats from all ages, size, and health conditions. If you want a 2-month old kitty, you got it. Feel for a full-grown cat better, you will find many. If a cat has a health condition, this is not the kitty’s fault and is definitively the exception and not the rule.
Myth #4: You do not know what you are getting into
For some reason, people tend to think that cats in a shelter were dropped in there with no information at all. Even if a kitty has been abandoned, people at shelters take into their tasks to help these cats and socialize with them. When you adopt him, they will tell you everything you need to know about your new friend.
Myth #5: There are no purebred cats for adoption
As we said earlier, you can find cats of all shapes, sizes, and cat breeds. Not all cats were “dropped” at a shelter because they are not purebreds.
In Dogalize we can help you with your adoption process. In the meantime, take a look at all the info we have for you and your cat.