Each spring during kitten season, thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters and foster homes across the country. The American Humane Association has designated June as Adopt-a-Cat Month® to help find these cats permanent homes.

Shelters across the nation are reaching out to their communities for help. Even if you can’t adopt a cat, there are other ways you can help find homes for cats during Adopt-a-Cat month, and every month:

  • Adopt. Visit your local shelter or contact a rescue group. The love of your life cat may be waiting for you.
  • Donate. Donate money, or find out from your local shelter or rescue group what they need most.
  • Educate yourself about behavior problems. Far too many cats are surrendered to shelters because of behavior problems that could have been solved, often with very little effort.
  • Volunteer. Volunteer to socialize cats at your local shelter. Become a foster parent. Help with adoption events.
  • Share adoptable cats on your social media networks.

If you have other suggestions on how to help cats find their forever homes during Adopt-A-Cat month, please share them in a comment!

Meet two cats who are looking for homes this month!


Pandora is a little over a year old. She’s a curious cat who enjoys exploring the world. In between her explorations, she is extremely playful. She loves chasing after a rope or feather toy. She has done a fantastic job raising 3 kittens and is now ready to find a home where she can play and be loved. Pandora is being fostered by Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation in Arlington, VA.


Barney is a 11-month-old goofhead. He’s long, lean and full of energy. This gorgeous bright orange tabby and white kitten is loving and playful and would bring joy to any home. He gets along great with other cats. He also gets on great with kids. He’s ready for belly rubs or chasing after a toy. Watching his antics will make you smile.  Barney is being fostered by Kitten Associates in Newtown, CT.

Photo at top of post by Mendocino County Animal Control, Flickr Creative Common

7 Comments on June is Adopt-A-Cat Month: How You Can Help

  1. I took in two 7-week old brothers from the local extremely high kill shelter. There were to be fosters. I’m a foster failure – Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid are here to stay. I haven’t had kittens in 25 years. All my adoptions have been teenage to adult cats. OMG – they are adorable , exhausting, seem to never sleep, are requiring me to kitten-proof the house, love playing with my 14 yr old Golden Retriever, are hilarious, into everything, and so entertaining I’m behind on everything.

  2. Wonderful ways to help. Hope those two cuties get adopted soon. I wish all the kitties could be adopted.

  3. Those are really great suggestions. We do try to put out there some of the cats that need homes. Those sure are two cute cats. We are so hoping that they will find a nice new forever home.

  4. Those are two wonderful looking cats! I hope they find their forever homes very soon. I have the same wish for every cat who is waiting to be adopted.

    We adopted all three of our cats from shelters or rescue groups. They add so much fun and love to our lives.

    I’m sharing this on Facebook. Hope it helps.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.