The whole idea behind adopting a cat is that there are so many cats out there that need homes that adoption is a more practical option. Also, there are many cats that are in traditional shelters—animal shelters where animals suffer from euthanization if they are not adopted in a certain window of time. Adoption is also a great option for people who are not picky about having a particular breed, as well as those who are okay with the adoption of older cats.

Where to adopt a cat. There are a variety of places that have cats up for adoption. You can check your local animal shelter to see if there are any. There are also a lot of organizations, both smaller scale and larger scale, that operate as animal rescues. Some pet stores operate rescues where they have cats up for adoption, as well as miscellaneous businesses and homes. A number of shelters also exist that refuse to euthanize animals. If you want to find places, organizations and people who have cats up for adoption, a search on the internet will give you a lot of information. Also, it is wise to consult professionals who may know about adopting cats, such as veterinarians, veterinary technicians, pet store workers, rescue workers, shelter workers and educators.