When choosing to adopt a cat, you’re not only rescuing one of them, but you’re potentially saving hundreds. When you buy a cat or dog, it increases the demand for the cruel cat and puppy mills that supply them. Choose a rescue shelter or an adoption center instead — they’re full of beautiful, healthy cats and dogs. You’ll be sure to find one with a personality to match your own.

Thanks to the Animal Humane Society for the adorbz yet informative video. If it’s got you thinking about adopting a cat or if you’d like to learn how to help in other ways, look here.


— 6 million to 8 million cats and dogs enter shelters each year, according to the ASPCA. So there’s no need to breed more.

— 3 million to 4 million cats and dogs are adopted each year from shelters, according to the Humane Society. So if we do the math, we know what happens to the rest.


— By spaying and neutering our pets. (One unspayed cat and her offspring can produce up to 420,000 kittens in 7 years, according to the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society.)

— By adopting from shelters.

Source: Upworthy