Adopt a Cat Month

Dear Pet Column Reader, I write a plea of assistance. I am a healthy and spunky 16 year old homeless cat and 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 that 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 that they also said they would reduce my adoption because at sixteen 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 wonderwhy is there a whole month to celebrate cat adoptions when June marks other important American values 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 your month of June.

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, are not a comparison for a warm cuddly purring homeless kitty like myself.  And yes, Lemon and Mango Month and Lane Courtesy Month also share the national observance honors in June with Adopt a Shelter Month and it is certainly important to not peel a mango while you courteously change lanes on the highway, I am going to endorse the cat adoption as the most memorable.

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month competes with 51 other monthly observances in June and I don’t want to appear as though I am diminishing their importance.  In fact some are of great respect to me - such as Country Cooking Month and Turkey Lovers Month.  I also believe that some can even be honored in conjunction with adopting a shelter cat such as 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). 

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…

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:



Second Chance Humane Society Animal Resource Center and Thrift Shops service San Miguel, Ouray and Montrose counties. Call the SCHS Helpline at 970-626-2273 to report a lost pet or to learn about adopting a homeless pet and the SCHS spay/neuter, volunteer, feral cat or other programs. View our shelter pets and services at

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