image of catCats are social animals and benefit greatly from having the company of other cats. They speak the same language, enjoy the same games, provide comfort and cat baths, and best of all, they are there to cuddle and amuse each other when you’re not home.

People generally lead very busy lives. This means that even though you may be devoted to your cat, they will still spend the majority of their time alone. For kittens this is traumatic and extremely distressing, and adult cats can quickly become lonely, depressed, or bored.

If you are considering adopting a cat, and do not have an existing cat, we strongly recommend that you adopt a pair. CatRescue 901 also has a strict policy of rehoming kittens in pairs if you do not already live with an existing kitten of similar age, in order to provide suitable companionship.

Living with two cats is not very different from living with one. The main difference is that you are no longer your cat’s sole source of company which means you don’t need to worry if you’re home late or want to stay at a friend’s house. Feeding costs only increase slightly, however you do need to consider veterinary expenses if both cats become sick simultaneously. You may wish to explore the option of health insurance with your vet.

Please click here for information on how to introduce your adopted cat to an existing cat.