Definition of Cat Adoption
In the domestic cat world, the words “adoption” and “rescue” are used interchangeably to refer to acquiring an abused, abandoned, neglected or otherwise unwanted cat. Though animal shelters and rescue organizations can have many cats in need of rescue, they are not the only option. Cats can also be in need of a new home when their current owners must surrender them because of some sudden change in personal circumstances, such as eviction from a rental residence, onset of a serious medical condition or divorce.
The decision to adopt a cat requires a thought, time commitment, resources and affection by the prospective adoptive parents. Before making a decision, potential owners should think carefully about whether they are really ready to adopt a cat. With time and research, you can decide if adopting a cat is the right choice for you.