Second Chance: Adopt A Cat Month

Second Chance: Adopt A Cat Month

Second Chance Humane Society Animal Resource Center and Thrift Shops service San Miguel, Ouray & Montrose Counties. Call the SCHS Helpline at 626-2273 to report a lost pet, learn about adopting a homeless pet, or about the SCHS Spay/Neuter, Volunteer, Feral Cat, or other Programs. View our shelter pets and services online:


Dear Pet Column Reader,

I write a plea of assistance. I am a healthy, spunky, 16-year-old homeless cat. Second Chance Humane Society Shelter, which recently rescued me after my person passed away, is simply bursting with kittens. All these cute little mewing fur balls are seriously reducing my chances of being noticed.

But I have made a plan I believe will interest you…

I did some research and found out that June is National Cat Adoption Month and I have convinced my staff here at Second Chance to reduce all kitten adoptions (which was not hard to do as they have to make room for more kittens coming in!). But the best news is they also said they would reduce my adoption because, at 16, I shouldn’t waste any time being homeless.

So yes, there are lots of kittens of various colors, sounds (they are rather squeaky at this age), looks, and cuteness, but I am a mature, spunky, affectionate, and very handsome guy who enjoys other cats and still can give a cat toy a run for its money. I didn’t expect to be homeless as these are my golden years, but I am taking it in stride and ready for a new family that I can love and adore.

So now you may wonder why is there a whole month to celebrate cat adoptions when June includes other important American dates such as Drive-In Movie Day and Daniel Boone Day (no kidding)? I am going to argue that adopting a cat from Second Chance Humane Society will bring the most meaning to the month.

Some parts of my case will be easy to argue, because honoring such things as National Bathroom Reading Month or Skyscraper Month in June (again no kidding,) although they may have their merits, can’t compare in value to a warm cuddly purring homeless kitty like myself. And yes, Lemon and Mango Month and Lane Courtesy Month also share their national observance honors in June with Adopt-A-Shelter Cat-Month. And while it may be important not to peel a mango while you courteously change lanes on the highway, I am still going to prioritize endorse cat adoption.

The truth is Adopt-A- Shelter-Cat Month competes with 51 other monthly observances in June including Country Cooking Month and Turkey Lovers Month, Rebuild your Life Month and National Smile Month.

In addition to 51 monthly observances, June is the host to 20 weekly observances and roughly 107 daily observances. For obvious reasons my favorite daily honorees include National Columnists Day (28th), Celebration of the Senses Day (24th), Ugliest Dog Day (also the 24th), National Barefoot Day (1st), and Garfield the Cat day (19th).

But still none of those events can compare with, well, me.

Regardless of what day, week, or month it is, I can confidently state that when you adopt a cat into your life it will be filled with special observances of its own, from Cuddle Mornings to Wet Nose Kisses Afternoons – make June memorable for you and for me.

My name is Cody. Come meet me today…

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