The Smart Way To Choose a Cat
a cat to the family? The Wisconsin Humane Society
offers the following information to help make the
transition a breeze.
Examine your lifestyle. Find out what Feline-ality you are! A busy
family that is always on the go may be wise to avoid
an energetic kitten that will require a lot of time
for training and socialization. Try to match your
lifestyle with the temperament of a new cat. Remember,
sometimes opposites attract. Busy people may do
well with an animal that is more sedate and used
to the comings and goings of a hectic household.
Get the whole family involved. Choosing
a new animal companion can be very exciting. Start
your selection process at home by polling family
members and talking about the physical characteristics
that appeal to you, and most importantly, what personality
will best suit your environment and lifestyle.
The Adoption Counselors at the Wisconsin Humane
Society can help you to translate all of that information
into a great match. If you have one or more
cats at home, describe them to our Adoption Counselors
and they can help you select the age and sex of
a cat that will be able to adapt to your household
and resident cats.
Learn all you can. Visit the library,
read books on the type of animal you are interested
in and attend seminars to learn how to correct or
prevent any potential behavior problems. The Wisconsin
Humane Society offers free animal behavior seminars
on dogs, cats rabbits and birds throughout the year.
Call Nora Hart
at 414-431-6156 for more information.
Be prepared for your new animal's arrival.
Antics, the Wisconsin Humane Society's store
for creature comforts, is continually stocking new
items and old favorites; all recommended by our
educators and veterinarians to help your cat make
a smooth transition to his or her new home.
Adoption counselors will help you make the perfect
selections for your new family member. After
your adoption, you can purchase the items you want
or stop in to see us at the WHS for all of your
animal supply needs! All proceeds from the
sale of the items on this site benefit the animals
at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Doesn't it
feel great to support a store that makes life better
Ask questions. When interacting
with your potential new companion animal, ask about
his or her behavior. An animal's temperament is
the most important factor in a successful adoption.
The Wisconsin Humane Society evaluates all animals
available for adoption. Adoption counselors are
more than happy to answer any of your questions.
Adopt from an animal shelter. Most
shelters have a large selection of mixed breed and
some purebred cats of all ages.
The Wisconsin Humane Society offers a wealth of
resources to people adopting animals. Services include
information on how to choose an animal, adoption
counseling, behavior seminars, low cost training
classes and adoption follow-up support. In addition,
all adoptable animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped,
vaccinated and tested for heartworm or feline leukemia.
You will also receive one month of free pet health
insurance at the time of your adoption!
If you would like more information or a free pamphlet
on choosing a companion animal, please call 414-ANIMALS