What better way to help a homeless animal than to find a forever home for it! Our cats are placed into the lifelong care of responsible adopters after an application and screening process.
We hope the information provided here gives you an understanding of AWLMC and helps you make an informed decision on adopting.
Are You Ready To Adopt?
Bringing a cat into your family is a lifelong commitment, so give it serious thought. The life expectancy of a kitten can be 20 years or more. Consider your lifestyle carefully and determine whether a younger or older cat would be a better match for you. Think about who would care for your pet if you are unavailable for a short period of time or if you become entirely unable to care for them.
Make sure everyone in the household is prepared to have a cat. Visiting the AWLMC should be a family affair. When adopting a new cat with existing pets at home, discuss with the volunteers how to make a proper introduction.
Cats require exercise, mental stimulation, and social interaction. Consider adopting a pair. Two cats can provide attention for each other while you are away from home during the day. AWLMC kittens are adopted in pairs or into a home with another young and playful cat.
Budget for the short and long-term costs of a cat. Adopting a pet is a long-term financial commitment. Be prepared for costs associated with supplies and regular veterinary checkups in addition to potential emergencies. Costs for a pet cat average around $1000 annually.