Monday, 1 September 2014

Cat memes: Ten reasons to adopt a cat

We all know there are a number of proven health benefits to owning a cat – cat owners are less likely to suffer from stress and are known to relax more and have greater life satisfaction. Cats can make a house a home.

So once you’ve decided cat ownership is for you, why should you adopt rather than buy a cat?

1. If you adopt a cat from Cats Protection, you’ll be providing a home for one of the thousands of cats in our care

Can I live at your house?

2. A cat adopted from Cats Protection will have been treated to our minimum veterinary standards, meaning it will have been examined by a veterinary surgeon, vaccinated against flu and enteritis, treated against fleas, roundworm and tapeworm, neutered where necessary and any sick cats have been blood tested for FIV and FeLV

Vets check over all the cats in our care

3. Every cat rehomed by Cats Protection has four weeks’ free Petplan insurance, giving you peace of mind and reassurance

Not a care in the world!
Original photo by aperture_lag via flickr / Creative Commons
4. We’ll be able to provide you with some information about the cat’s history, temperament and characteristics

I'm a chatterbox!

5. Adopting from us will free up a space for another cat to come into our care!

Time to go to your new home!

6. We’ll try our very best to match you with a cat that will be happy in your environment and will match your lifestyle

I'm a bit shy

7. Adopt because no cat deserves to spend months in an adoption centre waiting for a home

How long do I have to stay here?

8. We don’t just have cute kittens – we have a choice of older cats, house cats, pedigree cats, feral cats, mousers – a whole host of different colours, shapes and temperaments

Don't forget about us oldies!

9. After adopting we’ll get in touch to see how you and puss are getting along, as well as pass on tips and advice on how to get them settled in

Scratch just behind my ear please!

10. If you adopt you’ll be giving cats like Daisy, currently at our Mid Sussex Branch a second chance at happiness. She might look fed up but she’s very friendly!

Fed up cat in care

To find out more about adopting a cat visit our website 

You can also use our Find-a-Cat search to find a cat in your area that needs a home.


  1. My cat died very suddenly on Friday and we buried him today :-(

    DH and I are still in shock and we know this will take a while to come to terms with, but in a few weeks we fully intend to adopt another cat, or cats, or maybe kittens. We're not fussy.

    Jamie enriched our lives beyond measure and for that reason we will definitely adopt again. We have much to thank him for..........


  2. I rescued my cat when she was a kitten and had her for 18 years now! There's nothing better than a rescue cat :)

  3. Rescue cats are so special and loving. The tabby on your blog looks like my rescue cat, Milo. He has his own blog at
    When your beloved cat has did, you think you would never have another one, because it hurts so much. But in time you realise something is missing from your home. They are all different, and all need a home. Give them a chance.