Rejoice feline fanciers, because June is the cat's meow! Every year the American Humane Society spends the month of June encouraging people across the country to adopt cats and kittens from local shelters through a national promotional event they have dubbed Adopt-a-Cat Month®. From the American Humane website:
Each spring during “kitten season,” thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. That means your local shelter has tons of cute, cuddly newborns, in addition to all the mellow, older cats and everything in between. And the shelter staff are ready to help you adopt your very first cat — or to bring home a friend for another beloved cat!
("Adopt-A-Cat Month®." American Humane. Accessed May 16, 2017. http://www.americanhumane.org/initiative/adopt-a-cat-month/.)
If you would like to adopt a cat but don't know where to begin, don't worry - American Humane has a comprehensive checklist to refer to when considering cat adoption. Once you've thought through your cat-adoption options, the good people at the Kitsap Humane Society can help you find a furry friend to take home. If you'd like additional information, resources, or pet adoption inspiration, check out the selection of topical books available at your local Kitsap Regional Library branch, listed below. Finally, once you've welcomed a new feline friend into your family, be sure to celebrate June 4th with them - National Hug Your Cat Day!