The 3 biggest challenges cats face and how to help now
Sweet, cuddly, and literal purring machines, cats are the cutest. Unfortunately, life is hard for too many of our furry friends.
Here are the 3 biggest challenges cats face and how you can help today.
Did you know that around 3.4 million cats end up in animal shelters every year? Of that staggering number, up to 70 percent are euthanized.
Adoption rates and overcrowding are serious issues leading our feline friends to an unnecessary early death.
Avoiding pet shops and supporting the efforts of your local animal shelter by adopting rather than buying your next companion is essential.
Stray cats that aren’t spayed and neutered contribute to the overpopulation in animal shelters.
Making sure your pets are not able to reproduce is the best way to prevent this situation.
Keeping your cats indoors is the safest option, especially if you live in an urban area. However, the lack of exercise can become a real issue.
Did you know that 59 percent of cats are overweight or obese? On top of increasing the likelihood of health problems in aging cats, weight problems can significantly impair their quality of life.
It’s crucial to make sure your cat is stimulated with toys and has enough daily play time.
Get involved for your furry friends
Can’t adopt a cat because of allergies or other unfortunate life situations? You can still make a difference by donating money or volunteering at your local cat shelter.
They welcome toys, blankets, or a helping hand to clean and take care of all the kitties.
You can also spread the word about adoption clinics happening in your area.
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Want to find out more about how you can make a difference for animals? Here are a few great reads with tons of info:
- The best animal charities to support right now
- Wanna help dogs in need? 4 ways you can make a difference!
- 5 surprising animals that are at risk of disappearing