Bridget Speiser: My name is Bridget, I am with the Washington Humane Society here in Washington DC and today I am talking to you about how to adopt a perfect cat for you and your family. Right now we are going to go into what to actually look for when you are adopting your cat. Host: Is there a difference in short or long hair cats?
Bridget Speiser: A lot of people do enter into the idea of adopting an animal with a vision of the kind of cat that they think that they want. It's important to remember that of course cats require some specific care and long hair cats do particularly require more grooming attention. So as you are moving forward with the adoption process keep in mind that if you are interested in a long hair cat that does mean more regular brushing, some regular combing. It may even mean some grooming by a professional groomer so that would be a financial commitment. So it is again an important factor to consider when you are looking at your potential cat whether or not you are able to and willing to commit to the care that a long hair cat may need over a short hair cat.