Renting a movie or a book from the library, can be a great way to relax. But there is something else that you can rent, that will bring you joy and relaxation at the same time. If you live in the Silicon Valley area, then you can rent something that is totally unexpected, but super cute. A group called The Humane Society of Silicon Valley, is now renting out kittens to the general public. That’s right, you read it correctly, you can now rent a kitten for the day from this forward thinking animal rescue group. One of the best parts of the program is that its entirely free! You won’t spend one dime to take one of these felines home with you.
Fostering kittens, has long been a tool that many rescue groups use, in order to make room for more animals. But unlike traditional foster programs, this one allows you to take a kitten home for a short period of time. This is perfect for those people who love cats, but don’t have the time take care of one full time. By taking a kitten into your home, even for a few days will really help rescue groups focus on other animals that have greater needs. This smart idea has actually moved on to other parts of the country and other rescue groups are starting to rent out there felines.
But the group does have something up there sleeve, when it comes to this rental program. You see, when many of the people take a kitten home with them, they end up adopting them. It is really hard to bring back a kitten after you have bonded with it. This has helped the group adopt out many of there kittens, who would otherwise end up still at the shelter. Another great thing about this rental program, is that it allows families to bring in a kitten and decide if owning a cat is something that is right for them. So many people adopt cats and then realize they don’t have the time to take care of them. By renting one instead, will help prevent even more cats ending up at the pound.
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