Ten Reasons to Adopt a Cat

Petfinder.com lists its top 10 reasons to become feline friendly.

Posted: March 22 2008 2 a.m. EDT

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In honor of Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month, Petfinder.com brings you 10 great reasons to get a cat
Forget puppy-dog eyes. How could you say "no" to a face like this?
To help gear up for Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month in June, Petfinder.com, an online database of adoptable pets, compiled a list of 10 reasons to take home a furry, feline friend.

1. House breaking? Long walks around the block? Nope. All you need is a litterbox and a lot of love.

2. If you like to cuddle, no creature will appreciate it more — you’ll hear it in all the purring.

3. Petting a cat can reduce stress and stabilize blood pressure. Who couldn’t use less stress? 

4. Feeling patriotic in this presidential election year? Abraham Lincoln loved cats. He had four of them while he lived in the White House.

5. If you have mice, you would rather have a cat. Reduce vermin in your home by having a natural predator. 

6. With so many reruns of the sitcom “Friends” on TV, it’s time for an update to Phoebe’s song “Smelly Cat.” This could be your shot to write a new version.

7. One word: Catnip

8. Cat-related websites likeI Can Has Cheezburger? and Cute Overload are next on the list. By becoming more feline friendly you can submit your own pictures of your “iddy biddy kitteh.”

9. Forget puppy-dog eyes. How could you say "no" to the face of a cat or kitten?

10. By adopting, you’ll be helping to solve a nationwide crisis and be loved by cats everywhere.

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Emily    Montpelier, VT

6/12/2008 1:22:18 AM

Great list, yet why not include Cat Channel on your list of websites you can join? In my opinion, sites like Cat Channel are one of the better uses of the internet! And, cats are funny, which leads to laughter, another great stress reducer! Thanks~

Debbie    Montreal, QC

3/24/2008 10:31:54 PM

That's right!

Tanya    Paden City, WV

3/24/2008 1:04:17 AM

Dear CC.com
Hello, and thank you for publishing this great article. As I have said before, "The more you get the info out there, the more results you will get!". I liked your list, but I can think of probably 100 reasons for having a "Kitty Kid", or a few of them! But I won't list them so don't worry, but you all covered a few on your own 'Top 10 List'! Take care, and keep those great articles coming!
Thank you
Tanya & the FAMILY (2 [Adopted/Rescued] "Kitty Kids", 5 [3 out of the 5 were also rescued by us, then adopted by us.] "Canine Kids", 3 "Bunny Brats" [I/We rescued the "Momma" bunny, then she had baby bunnies, but we couldn't find appropriate homes for 2 of the babies, so we kept them, too.], and 1 very, very loving and understanding Husband/"Daddy"!)

Jennifer    Madras, OR

3/23/2008 8:59:08 AM

great article!

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