It’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month—and if you can’t bring a new feline into the family, no problem! Whether you volunteer at a shelter, regularly foster kittens and cats in your home or just love DIY crafts, you can still help kitties in your local shelter or rescue group by giving them the spa treatment!
With a little help from shelters all around the country, the team at ASPCApro—the ASPCA’s sister site for animal welfare professionals and volunteers—has put together a special downloadable “Spa Day for Kitteh” booklet, featuring a full menu for pampering felines young and young-at-heart alike. And the best part? These eight great ideas all call for simple, inexpensive materials—many of which you might already have lying around your home:
What’s a spa day without a massage? Here, a simple paint roller does the trick.
Who ordered the special grooming session and refreshing drink? If you’re bottle-feeding itty bitty kitties, a toothbrush acts as a mom cat’s tongue, helping stimulate them to better take the bottle.
All that relaxing calls for a nice nap! Felines love spending time in these cozy hammocks. The “Spa Day for Kitteh” booklet has complete instructions for creating these—as well as fleecy, fuzzy beds for kitties who prefer not to let it all hang out.
Check out those big, mischievous eyes! There’s no hiding that Bernadetta is one pretty, playful lady. This social gal loves toys, especially ones she can chase or pounce on. She’s even been known to carry around her favorites in her mouth. Don’t be surprised if this little lady asks for lots of pets and cuddles. She may even jump right into your lap for a snuggle!
Bernadettais available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center. If you are interested in adopting her, please call our Adoptions Department in New York City at (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120. To learn more about Bernadetta, please visit her profile page.
Check out the video below to watch Bernadetta in action at the ASPCA Adoption Center.
Why should kittens have all the fun? Here at the ASPCA, we’re huge fans of senior cats. We find that cats who have been around the block a few times are often wiser than their younger counterparts, and just as fun to have around. When you choose to adopt a senior cat, it’s very likely that he or she will already be litter box-trained and will provide low-key feline companionship. June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, and we hope you’ll consider adopting an older cat.
Here are a few senior kitties available for adoption at our Adoption Center in Manhattan:
Catalina is a total love bug. When you bring her home, it won’t be long before this sweet girl asks for plenty of affection. Catalina has been known to flop over to show her belly and make the cutest kneading motion in the air with her paws! She would be happiest as the only cat in her new household.
Oliviais a social cat who would love to be your new best friend. She loves attention from her favorite people, but prefers it on her own terms—let her sniff your hand, and once you’re friends, she’ll happily let you scratch her head and face. Olivia would like to be the only cat in your household and would do best with an experienced adopter familiar with feline body language.
Seven is incredibly friendly and loving. She enjoys sitting on unoccupied laps and chasing her laser pointer toy around the room. Seven can be nervous at first and may need a little space while she adjusts to her new home. This sweet cat would be thrilled to go home with an experienced adopter in a household with teens ages 14-and-up. Seven would prefer to be the only pet in your home.
Jazz is one happy girl—just look at that smile! This playful pup loves to cuddle and have her ears scratched. In fact, she thinks she’s just one big lap dog.
Jazz has plenty of energy and would make a great jogging companion. We think she could make a few canine pals, too, but would benefit from training to help her brush up on her doggie social skills first. Jazz would love to go home with an experienced adopter in a household with kids ages 10-and-up. Stop by our shelter to meet this pretty lady today.
Jazzis available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center. If you are interested in adopting her, please call our Adoptions Department in New York City at (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120. To learn more about Jazz, please visit her profile page.
Watch Jazz play with her friend at the ASPCA Adoption Center.
Catalina is a total love bug. When you bring her home, it won’t be long before this sweet girl is asking for lots of affection. In fact, Catalina has been known to flop over to show her belly and make the cutest kneading motion in the air with her paws!
Catalina isn’t afraid to ask for what she wants. This girl can be very chatty, especially for her favorite foods. Don’t be surprised if she lets everyone know she’s hungry when dinner time is near. Catalina would be happiest as the only cat in the household. Visit the ASPCA Adoption Center to say hello to Catalina today.
Catalina is available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center. If you are interested in adopting her, please call our Adoptions Department in New York City at (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120. To learn more about Catalina, please visit her profile page.
Watch Catalina play with her favorite laser toy at the ASPCA Adoption Center.