June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. What Can I Do?

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By Jane Harrell, Petfinder.com associate producer

June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month and, with kitten season upon us, there are more cats in need than ever. Check out our articles for great information on adopting a cat, a cat adoption checklist and more!

June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. What Can I Do?

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But what if you can’t adopt? Here are some easy ways you can still help:

  1. Donate your Facebook status. Just paste this message into the “What’s on your mind?” box at the top of your page: “June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Save a life: Adopt a cat! http://www.petfinder.com”
  2. Tweet, retweet and repeat the following (or your own brilliant message): “June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. Save a life: Adopt a cat! http://www.petfinder.com”
  3. Contact your local shelter or rescue group (you can search for groups near you here) and ask if they have a donation wish list or other flyer they’d like to you to post around your office or neighborhood. They may be holding special events for Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month which you can help promote.
  4. Share an adoptable cat, cat-care or adoption article or a cat-adoption Happy Tail through your blog, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter accounts each day of the month.
  5. Sign up as a foster parent or shelter volunteer then tell your friends how great it is. Contact your local shelter or rescue group, or register in our volunteer database.
  6. Add a Petfinder widget or banner to your Web site or blog.
  7. Write an op-ed about the importance of pet adoption for your local paper.
  8. Contact your local shelter or rescue group and offer to photograph their adoptable pets and upload the pics to Petfinder.
  9. Donate to your local shelter or rescue group or to the Petfinder.com Foundation in honor of Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month.
  10. Pass on an understanding of the importance of pet adoption to the next generation. Talk to your kids, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and other up-and-comers about animal shelters and why Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, and pet adoption in general, is important.

Did we leave anything out? Tell us your own ideas!

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