6 Reasons Why You Should Have a Cat in Your Home

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, so what better time to add a cute, cuddly and independent family member to your home? Cats are funny, adorable and make great companions. Still on the fence? Here are 6 reasons why you should add a cat to your home.

  1. They reduce stress and lower blood pressure.

Petting a cat for a few minutes releases calming chemicals in your body. Plus, it can take your mind off problems which reduces stress and lowers blood pressure.

  1. They increase immunity.

Pet dander and fur in your home can increase your resistance to allergens, which lowers the risk of getting allergies.

  1. They lower the risk of heart disease.

A 10-year study of University of Minnesota discovered that having a cat decreases the risk of having a heart attack by up to 40%.

  1. They offer companionship.

Some say cats are independent, but the strong bond between and cat and her owner is undeniable. Having a cat around can do wonders if you’re feeling lonely.

  1.  They help in social situations.

Being a cat owner is a great conversation starter. It’s even said that male cat owners get more dates because owning a cat shows they are sensitive.

  1. They’re cute!

What more needs to be said!? 

What more proof do you need to adopt or foster a cat! Contact one of our local shelters today!