GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE ADOPTER
Litter box training: We cannot guarantee that the cat you adopt will be litter box trained, and even cats that are trained may have a few accidents as they adjust to their new home. When you bring your cat home, it’s best to confine the cat to its litter box room for the first day. After that, it’s best to keep the cat indoors for the first month to allow it to acclimate to its new environment.
Scratching furniture or carpets: Scratching is a normal behavior that allows cats to stretch, condition their claws and mark their territory. To prevent destructive scratching, trim your cat’s nails regularly and provide a cat scratching post. Observe your cat to see if it prefers vertical or horizontal scratching so you can provide the most effective scratching option.
Indoors or Outdoors? We Care recommends that you keep your cat indoors. The consensus among veterinarians and animal care organizations is that it’s better to keep cats indoors because they are much less likely to contract diseases, or be injured or killed by other animals and by cars. Typically, indoor cats live longer than their outdoor counterparts. Cats who are kept indoors can live 17 or more years, but outdoor cats live an average of just two to five years.
We Care encourages all adopters to use their library, the internet, and any other appropriate resources
to learn more about cat care and cat behavior.
Thank you for your interest in cats, and for your support of We Care Animal Rescue.