10 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Cat

Known PURRsonalities

Volunteers and team members will speak at length about what makes each and every cat special. The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia even has specific cards displayed detailing the rescues’ behavior and temperament. Making it easier to find the perfect FURever friend!

They Help Your Heart

Did you know that feline companionship could help you live longer? Studies have shown that pets can reduce triglyceride and cholesterol leading to healthy hearts for their PAWrents. 

Good For Mental Health

A variety of studies have found pets can reduce anxiety, stress as well as depression in their owners. These studies have also shown that pets have mood boosting powers. Cat’s purring specifically has a frequency that lowers stress and anxiety!

Saving More Lives

When you adopt a shelter cat, you not only save the life of the cat or kitten you’re adopting but you also save the cat or kittens who will come after them.

Brighten Up Your Routine

Cats can add something extra to your mundane daily routine. As you know cats are great helpers (lol). Whether you’re off to a busy workday or coming home after sitting in hours of traffic having a cat around turn any frown upside down.

They’ll Make You Laugh

There is a reason YouTube is filled with hours of cat videos! It’s ok you can admit it, we know you’ve watched your fair share of cat videos. If you adopt a cat think of all of those funny moments you’ve watched but IN PERSON!

They Help You Sleep

Studies have shown having pets can even lead to better sleep. According to one study 40% of people say that they sleep better when they have furry companions.

They Help Children

The benefit of shelter cats helps more than just us but also our families as well. Children who own pets, including shelter cats, are shown to have a higher level of empathy and self-esteem than children who do not.

Providing A Second Chance

Whether a stray or other circumstance beyond their control, you give a shelter cat a chance at the life they’ve always dreamed of. Everyday spent with your furry companion is a day the cat couldn’t have dreamed of without you.

Fully Vetted

All rescues adopted from the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia are micro-chipped, spayed/neutered and up-to-date on vaccines and prevention. 

To see a list of the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia’s adoptable cats and kittens, visit HSNEGA.org/adopt. 

Sources:

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/mental-health/mood-boosting-power-of-dogs.htm

https://www.akcreunite.org/catsimprovementalhealth/

https://www.goodnet.org/articles/7-scientifically-proven-health-benefits-being-cat-owner

https://theconversation.com/when-pets-are-family-the-benefits-extend-into-society-109179

 

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At HSNEGA, we want to remember the amazing rescues that come to stay with us. All of the animals pictured on this site have been with us at some point. Some have already found their forever homes, but some may still be here at HSNEGA! The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization (Federal Tax ID #58-0678817) and has received top recognition from the following charity rating organizations: