Way To Choose a Cat
adding a cat to the family? The Ozaukee Campus
offers the following information to help make the
transition a breeze.
Examine your lifestyle. Are you a green, orange or purple person? Take the Feline-ality Survey and learn more about this color coding system for felines and their potential adopters. 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 Ozaukee Campus
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 Humane Society offers free animal behavior seminars
on dogs, cats rabbits and birds throughout the year.
Be prepared for your new animal's arrival.
Antics, the 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. After your
adoption, you can order the items you want online
today or stop in at Ozaukee for all of your animal supply
needs! All proceeds from the sale of the items
on this site benefit the animals at the
Humane Society. Doesn't it feel great to support
a store that makes life better for animals?
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.
We evaluate 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.
We offer a wealth of resources
to people adopting animals. Services include information
on how to choose an animal, adoption counseling,
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!