Today marks an obscure holiday that cat lovers will be glad to know about, National Respect Your Cat Day! It’s a day to thank your cat for all the love and silliness they bring into your life.
But did you know that vets recommend you get your cat their very own cat? That’s right, vets advise that having two or more cats is healthier for your cat’s mental health.
So, if you want to respect your cat by adopting them a little friend, or you don’t have a cat to celebrate this very important holiday, keep reading to discover six places around Mobile Bay to adopt a cat.
1. Mobile & Baldwin County Animal Shelters
The local animal shelter is, of course, a great first stop when you’re looking for a furry companion. They’ve got cats of all ages, sizes and colors for you to find your perfect match.
Mobile County Animal Shelter
2. Save a Stray
Save a Stray is a Mobile nonprofit shelter that’s run entirely by volunteers and fosters. This amazing group volunteers their time & energy to rescuing these sweet babies from around Mobile, whether the kitty in question is adoptable or just needs to be fixed and released.
3. Animal Rescue Foundation
Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) is another Mobile nonprofit rescue that has been hard at work rescuing cats and dogs alike from dangerous situations since 1995. If you can’t adopt a cat rightnow, ARF is always looking for volunteers.
- Address: 6140 Rangeline Rd. Theodore, AL 36582
- Hours: By appointment
- Contact: (251) 586-5534 | Website | Facebook
4. Azalea City Cat Coalition
Azalea City Cat Coalition is another nonprofit cat rescue that largely focuses on TNR and community outreach in Mobile & Baldwin Counties. But they do have a few cats up for adoption, which you can actually find at local pet stores like PetSmart. I actually adopted my baby (shown above) from Azalea City Cat Rescue, and she’s sitting in my lap as I write this.
5. Buddy’s Pet Stop
If you’re a first-time cat owner or just need a few things for your new friend, Buddy’s Pet Stop is a great place to adopt. There’s always a few adoptable cats hanging around the shop, and you can get everything you need for your new cat in-store.
- Address: 1710 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36604
- Hours: Closed Mon. | Tues.-Sat: 9AM-6PM | Sun: 9AM-4PM
- Contact: (251) 214-1460 | Website | Facebook
6. The Haven
The Haven is a nonprofit, no-kill shelter in Fairhope. Even better? Their adoption fees are waived through March 31st, making now the best time to adopt.
- Address: 559 S Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532
- Hours: Mon.-Tues, Thurs.-Fri: 10AM-4Pm | Closed Wed, Sat. & Sun.
- Contact: (251) 929-3980 | Website | Facebook
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