Adopting a cat is an act of love. We believe that we are doing the right thing when we rescue a shelter cat or take on a cat whose owner can no longer care for it. We view adoption of our cats as akin to adopting children. Even though we clearly understand that adopting human children is significantly different and on a completely distinct level above adopting pets, we still exercise our humanistic desires to make the world a better place when we adopt at all. Adopting a cat is a many-faceted process. Each cat is a unique creature, with a personality all its own. This is true even though all cats share common behaviors. Most of us consider how we might be able to change a cat’s life for the better when we adopt him or her. But the truth is that adopting a cat changes us, too. Though it can be more complicated to adopt a cat into our lifestyle than we had originally planned, many of us come to learn that cats change our lives for the better.
For any of you who are considering rescuing a cat, this list may confirm why you should do it.