Adopt-a-Cat Month

3 weeks ago

June is Adopt-a-Cat Month. It’s also generally a month that marks the height of “kitten season,” when large litters of kittens are born and often end up in animal shelters.  

Here at the Central Aroostook Humane Society, we have seen a dramatic drop in the cat population over the past five years, mostly due to our spay and neuter program.  

But we have also seen our cages become filled up in the blink of an eye, due to a seizure, multiple pregnant cats surrendered from homes, or stray kitties who are brought in and due to give birth.  

The one constant at our shelter is the fact that each and every cat and kitten is loved and cared for until a loving home is found.  They are given the proper medical attention and care that will give them all a fighting chance at a long, happy life.  We can’t say enough about the incredible and dedicated employees that we have here at the Central Aroostook Humane Society.

Every June during National Adopt-a-Cat Month, hundreds of felines find a forever home, thanks to the constant campaigning done by numerous cat lovers across the U.S. 

Why should you adopt a cat?  Because for the most part they are very social, harmless and loving creatures who are easy to keep as pets and provide some of the best cuddles at night. Sure…some of them will act a little finicky and entitled, but that just adds to their charm.    

Putting the focus on June and the plight of so many unwanted cats will hopefully increase the awareness for everyone by promoting this wonderful cause.  

Here are a few fun facts about cats, according to

Cats sleep 70 percent of their day away. (I can verify this with my previous kitty, Annie.)

Meowing is definitely the language kitties develop to speak to their human.

The oldest cat was named “Crème Puff” and lived to be 38 years old. (Wow.)

While humans have 206 bones in their bodies, cats have a whopping 230.

Felines have the ability to jump six times their length.  (And as most cat owners know, this would usually be onto an area where they shouldn’t be….) 

Even though we are nearing the end of June, you can still help by spreading the news across your social media or posting videos and photos if you have a special feline in your family.  Anything that you can do to help promote a love for animals is a beautiful thing.

Remember to be responsible: spay and neuter your pets. Have a happy summer.

Gloria J. Towle is the secretary for the Central Aroostook Humane Society board of directors.