June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month!

Unconditional love and companionship are just two of the countless benefits when adopting a new cat. Cats are easily trained, independent animals that make a great pet for almost any family dynamic. When bringing home a new cat for the first time, make sure to give them a small, comfortable space of their own like a spare bedroom or laundry room to get used to the smells of your house. Visit your cat frequently, bring treats, and supply food and water (kept away from the litter box!) to help ease the transition for your new friend. When your cat seems ready to explore, let them do so on their own time with the room available as a safe haven. Within no time your cat should be the new ruler of the house!

Find more tips on bringing a cat home for the first time here and here.

Here in St. Tammany Parish we have numerous great animal rescue organizations. Check out the following websites to find your new companion!

St. Tammany Animal Resource Team 

Startfosters.com , opens a new window

Located at the Covington PetSmart each Saturday from 12-4

Saint Francis Animal Sanctuary

SFAS.org , opens a new window

Thrift Store and cat room located at 813 Florida St. Ste F in Mandeville (next to Triple Nickel grill)

Big Sky Ranch

BigSkyRanch.org, opens a new window

Cat Cafe at 15442 Jack Fork Rd Folsom, LA 70437

Northshore Humane Society 

northshorehumane.org, opens a new window

20384 Harrison Ave Covington, LA 70433

St. Tammany Parish Government Animal Services

http://www.stpgov.org/departments/animal-services, opens a new window

31078 Highway 36 Lacombe, LA 70445

Animals located on PetFinder.com, opens a new window

Slidell Animal Control

2700 Terrance Ave, Slidell, LA 70458

Animals located on PetFinder.com, opens a new window

Please spay and neuter your furry friends to help curb pet overpopulation in St. Tammany!