The growing population of neglected and abandoned cats has become a serious problem in the United States. With shelters overflowing and too many strays on the streets, it’s vital that members of the community step in to help. There are so many ways to step up and get involved! From starting your own nonprofit to volunteering at a local shelter, Cats at Home Pet Sitting shares some great ways to make a positive impact on the cats in your community.
Adopt or Foster Abandoned Cats
Fostering or adopting a homeless cat will free up space in the shelter for another abandoned cat. Just make sure you do your research before taking on this responsibility!
- Foster cat parents may be responsible for training, transporting the cat to adoption events, and matching cats with forever families.
- Looking for a forever cat? Apply to adopt a cat from a local shelter.
- If you live in an apartment, make sure you choose cats that will suit your lifestyle and living space.
Organization Helps Stray Abandoned Cats
If you’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur, consider combining this passion with your love for cats and start your own stray cat rescue organization!
- Research the local facilities available to determine the need for nonprofit animal rescues in your area.
- Make sure your skills match what is needed to succeed.
- Make sure you tackle the legal groundwork before launching your cat rescue organization.
Donate Your Time, Money, or Supplies
If starting a rescue organization or adopting an abandoned cat isn’t realistic, see how you can help a local cat rescue nonprofit. Shelters and rescues are always short on money, supplies, and volunteers.
- Nonprofits work on tight budgets so they’re always happy to receive monetary donations from compassionate members of the community.
- Animal shelters are always in need of old blankets, towels, pet food, treats, toys, and pet-friendly cleaning supplies.
- There are several ways to help out at a local animal shelter.
Few things are more fulfilling than helping stray and abandoned cats find loving homes. Whether you decide to adopt a furry friend yourself or donate to a local shelter, your involvement will make a difference. Do what you can to help the cats in your community!