What do I need to know about cat ownership?

Having a pet is a tremendously fulfilling and rewarding experience. However, adopting a cat is like adopting a child and should be a lifetime commitment. Stray Haven’s mission is to find forever homes for our cats with loving adopters. Before adopting a cat, ask yourself a few of the following questions.

  • Cats can live up to 20 years. Are you willing to commit to this animal for the entirety of its lifetime?
  • If you marry, have a child, or move, will you be willing to keep the cat?
  • Are you willing and able to take on the financial responsibility of having an animal? The average yearly cost to have a cat is approximately $705 according to the ASPCA. That doesn’t include emergency veterinary care or treatment for a possible chronic condition, which can be in the thousands.

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