I received a text message yesterday from ASPCA, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, calling for people to adopt kittens and/or donations during the COVID-19 pandemic. June just happens to be Adopt-a-Cat Month and Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, according to Dogtipper.com.
I don't own a cat but I thought it would be worth spreading the word of the need to adopt cats, especially at this season, a season where kittens are bred most.
6 Benefits to owning a cat:
- Cats help your heart. Cats lower your stress level and the amount of anxiety. Stress levels decrease just by petting them where the petting has a nice calming effect.
- Some say that cats are more affectionate than dogs. An Austrian study in 2003 found that a cat is the emotional equivalent of having a romantic partner.
- Cat owners sleep better, especially women. In many studies, more women have reported that they sleep better with their cat than with a human.
- Children, one year and younger, exposed to a cat were less likely to develop allergies-not just pet allergies but other allergies such as dust mites, grass and ragweed.
- A cat's purr is therapeutic to human ears. The purr can lower stress, help labored breathing, lower blood pressure, help heal infections, and even heal bones.
- Cats keep the mice away! Cats love to catch mice. Even the smell of the cat can keep the mice away.