Cats can make good pets in Alaska if they match your IifestyIe. Domestic Cats have been intriguing companions for humans since ancient times. Worldwide, cats are even more popular than dogs as pets. Sadly, huge numbers of cats are in need of adoption and care. A cat owner who no longer wants the cat, or is no longer able to care for a cat, may drop the cat off at a shelter or simply abandon it. Overcrowding in shelters, along with too few adoptive families for the cats, leads to many wonderful pets having to be euthanized. Abandoned cats fend for themselves and breed in the wild, forming colonies of feral cats. Feral cats have such a difficult existence that they typically only live an average of two years, whereas domestic cats can live an average of twelve years with proper care. Organizations exist that can catch and tame feral kittens, and then place them in a home, but adult ferals can rarely be socialized to trust humans. Meanwhile, many prospective cat owners choose to purchase a kitten from a pet store or breeder, and may not know that even purebred cats and kittens are often available for adoption.
Once someone is ready for the responsibility of caring for a cat, adoption can be an incredibly rewarding decision. Adoption benefits cats, owners, and society alike. Adopting a cat is typically much less expensive than purchasing one. Shelters often have a wide selection of very sweet, friendly cats and kittens, including purebreds. Adoptive owners enjoy bonding with their pets, and have the extra satisfaction of knowing they have rescued a wonderful companion from a hard existence. Every cat adopted means one less cat has to be euthanized. Every kitten purchased new results in one less opportunity for adoption to take place. If you are ready for a pet cat, please consider adoption!
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|lnteresting Cat Trivia
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| All domestic cats are descended from African wild cats. Cats were considered divine in ancient Egypt and are depicted in hieroglyphs and found mummified in the tombs of Pharaohs. The cats in the Broadway show, Cats, were inspired by feral cats in London made famous as T.S. Eliot's Jellicle Cats. The largest domestic cat ever weighed was about 46 pounds!
Alaska Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Anchorage Borough - Anchorage 99508
Anchorage Animal Hospital 907-563-2395
Anchorage Borough - Anchorage 99518
Alaska SPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic 907-562-2999
Anchorage Borough - Anchorage, Alaska 99524
Friends of Pets 907-562-2535
Kenai Peninsula County - Homer 99603
Homer Animal Friends 907-235-SPAY
Matanuska-Susitna Counties - Palmer, AK 99645
STOP the Overpopulation of Pets 907-746-SPAY
Kenai Peninsula County - Seward, Alaska 99664
SOS (Save Our Seward) Pets 907-224-7495
Juneau County - Juneau, AK 99801
Gastineau Humane Society 907-789-0260
If you find any of the above spay/neuter information is incorrect,
or if you know another low-cost clinic to recommend, please
call Rescue Me! at 1-800-800-2099 with this information.