June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

Every June marks Adopt a Shelter Cat Month sponsored by the Humane Society and the ASPCA. 

If you are looking to get a new cat or kitten, take a look at your local shelter’s cats. Many are adults who are spayed or neutered and have been at the shelter for many months. Now, the Bradford County Humane Society’s cat room is full with cats and kittens awaiting their new homes. You can stop by our shelter, or check out the available cats at www.bradfordchs.petfinder.org 

A.C. is an adult female cat who came to us as a stray from Athens. She is Mom to Staples and Target, who have been adopted. A C is very friendly and likes to cuddle. She keeps her cage very clean. A C is now spayed and has tested negative for feline leukemia and had a rabies shot. She has been at the shelter since January and is waiting for her forever home.

Not everyone can adopt a new cat, but most folks really do want to make a difference. The good news is there are many ways to help. From assisting in the care and placement of shelter felines to educating the public on feral cat issues—here are a few easy ways you can make a difference for homeless cats in our community.

Show Your Virtual Support. Dedicate your Facebook status, Tweet or blog about an adoptable cat and help spread the word about Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month! Check out the Bradford County Humane Society’s petfinder page at www.bradfordchs.petfinder.org

Volunteer at Your Local Shelter. Volunteering at your local shelter is a great way to make a difference in the lives of homeless cats. From playing with kittens, walking dogs, to working a booth at area fundraising events, volunteering makes a difference. Call Jennifer at BCHS at 570-888-2114 to get more information on volunteering.

Donate Goods. Caring for homeless cats and providing them with food are expensive endeavors. You can help by donating money or goods—including toys, crates, blankets or food to your local shelter.

Throw a Party! Organize an event for all your friends, and donate the proceeds to your local shelter in honor of Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Any kind of social event—a pizza party, car wash or community yard sale—is a great way to make new friends and raise money. Publicize it with flyers and signs, and remind everyone about the importance of Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month.

Spread the Word! Talk to others about helping homeless pets. Encourage those who are looking for new pets to consider adopting an animal from a shelter. Inform friends and family members about shelter fundraisers and events.

Report Animal Cruelty. One of the best things you can do to for the cats in our community is to help crack down on animal cruelty. To report animal cruelty, call the Bradford County Humane Society Humane Officer line at 570-888-4763.