What if I don’t see the cat I am looking for at a shelter or rescue?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Bridget Speiser of the Washington Humane Society discusses what to do if you don’t see the cat you’re looking for.

    Host: What if I don't see the cat I am looking for at a shelter or rescue?

    Bridget Speiser: You may not see the cat that you thought you were looking for at a particular shelter or rescue, that's why it is very important to enter into this process very slowly, very carefully, very thoughtfully. You may have gone in thinking that you were going to really get your heart set on an Orange Tabby and suddenly you find a little black kitty that really speaks to you. I would say that multiple visits to your shelter or your rescue are very important.

    First of all, it gives you a real chance to get to know, maybe there are one or two cats that you really kind of felt the connection with that first time you were there, it also allows to you see if any other cats have come into the system in between your visits. It allows you to further explore your relationship with the shelters that who are important in helping you to really create the connection with the animal that's right for you.