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~US Shelter Statistics~

Updated: Aug 2, 2023

Please note this is not intended as a political statement.

While researching this article online, I am simply sharing some stats I found on the U.S. Shelters. I believe sharing is caring. If you have feedback please share it with my Source:

4.4 Million Cats and Dogs entered shelters in 2022. 3.6 Million Cats and Dogs were saved. 3,943 Total number of shelters in the U.S. 56.6% Percent of U.S. shelters that are no-kill

Please always consider the adoption option. At Auntiy Mins, we offer daycare and vacation visits for cats and dogs; we love them all like family. We truly believe pets are at their best when care comes to them in their home. This is why Aunty Mins Specialized Pet Care was born over 20 years ago. ~Janet Anderson Davis


The Joyful Journey of Cat Adoption: Feline Friends for a Happy Home

Adding a pet to your family can bring immense joy and companionship to your life, but when it comes to choosing the perfect animal companion, cats often reign supreme. The decision to adopt a kitten or cat can be a rewarding experience, offering numerous benefits. From their independent nature to the diverse types of interactions they offer and even the consideration of indoor versus outdoor living, there are many reasons why adopting a cat could be the purrfect addition to your family home.

Benefits of Cat Ownership:

Low Maintenance: One of the key advantages of having a cat is that they are relatively low-maintenance. Cats are independent creatures that can entertain themselves for long periods, making them ideal for people with busy lifestyles.

Space Requirements: Cats are adaptable to various living situations, making them a great option for those living in apartments or small homes.

Grooming: Cats are meticulous self-groomers, keeping their fur neat and clean. While regular grooming is still beneficial, it is generally less intensive than grooming a dog, especially long-haired breeds.

Litter Box vs. Walks: Cats are naturally litter-trained, so you won't have to take them on daily walks. This can be especially advantageous during harsh weather conditions or when you have limited time for outdoor activities.

Health Benefits: Studies have shown that interacting with cats can lower stress levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. The soothing presence of a purring cat can have a calming effect on humans, promoting overall well-being.

Types of Interaction You Can Expect from Kittens or Cats:

Playful Kittens: Adopting a kitten can be a delightful experience as they are full of energy and curiosity. Kittens love to play with toys, explore their surroundings, and engage in interactive games with their human companions.

Loving Companionship: Cats are known for forming strong bonds with their owners. They may snuggle up on your lap, rub against your legs, or even follow you around the house, showing affection in their unique ways.

Independent Nature: Unlike dogs that often demand constant attention, cats enjoy their alone time and don't rely solely on their owners for entertainment. This independence can be advantageous for those with busy schedules or for those who appreciate more solitary companionship.

Hunting Instincts: Cats have a natural hunting instinct, which can be seen through playful behavior like pouncing on toys or chasing laser pointers. This interactive play can be a fun way to bond with your feline friend.

Inside Pet vs. Outside Run:

Indoor Living for Safety: Keeping your cat indoors provides a safer environment, protecting it from potential dangers like traffic accidents, predators, or disease exposure. Indoor cats typically live longer, healthier lives.

Weather Considerations: While dogs often require daily walks regardless of the weather, cats can get their exercise indoors. This can be especially beneficial during extreme weather conditions, including winter storms, where dogs may struggle to get sufficient exercise outdoors.

Adopting a kitten or cat as your new pet can be a deeply rewarding experience, offering unique benefits and interactions. From their low-maintenance nature to their affectionate companionship and adaptability to indoor living, cats can bring endless joy and warmth to your family home. So, consider embracing the delightful world of feline friends and embark on a joyous journey of cat adoption!


A final thought. If you are reading this via an Aunty Mins social media post, please take a minute and share your go-to essentials for kitten or cat ownership. This fall, Aunty Mins will be curating a gift guide for the holidays. So far, we have tested a no-spill bowl with over 65k 5-star reviews that will for sure make it to the top of the list. We did our own field test and can't wait to share the video proof! However, we know educated and resourceful our tribe can be. So let's hear it from real-life adventures!


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