Every June, American Humane observes Adopt-A-Cat Month®, timed to coincide with peak “kitten season.” Many of those kittens end up in shelters where they join adult cats waiting to be adopted.
Where to Find an Adoptable Cat
We recommend the Hendricks County Animal Shelter and Misty Eyes Animal Center as excellent sources of healthy, adoptable cats and kittens.
The Hendricks County Animal Shelter is in Danville at 250 East Campus Boulevard. The phone number is (317) 745-9250.
For much more information about the county shelter, see our post, “‘A County Shelter We Can Be Proud Of.’”
To see a sampling of cats (and dogs) available for adoption, visit the shelter’s Facebook page.
Misty Eyes is currently putting the finishing touches on Kitty City, a spacious new building that can house as many as 400 cats.
Selected pets available for adoption now at Misty Eyes are posted on their website.
Both organizations are open to the public during visiting hours, allowing you to meet and greet adoptable animals in person.
For First-Time Cat Owners
American Humane has an excellent 10-point “Cat Adoption Checklist” we strongly recommend—especially to first-time cat owners.
To Introduce a New Cat to Other Cats in the Household
If you already have one or more cats at home, we encourage you to read American Humane’s “Introducing Cats to Cats.”
The article offers detailed step-by-step instructions for selecting and bringing a new cat or kitten into your current cat’s home.
To Introduce a New Cat to Dogs in the Household
Required reading for dog owners planning to introduce a new cat or kitten to the household is American Humane’s “Introducing Dogs to Cats.” This detailed article offers sound advice on matching cats and dogs, step-by-step instructions to facilitate the introduction process and warning signs that the proposed relationship may not work out after all.
Other Ways You Can Celebrate
Even if you’re not prepared to adopt a cat right now, you can celebrate Adopt-A-Cat Month® by donating food and supplies to the Hendricks County Animal Shelter or Misty Eyes Animal Center. It’s best to call first to find out what’s needed most.
Both organizations depend on volunteers, so if you’re an animal lover looking to make a difference in the lives of pets waiting for their permanent homes, call to ask about volunteer opportunities.