Something to think about when adopting....
The decision to adopt a pet is one of life's special high points - it is the beginning of an enriching and enduring friendship shared with a loving animal companion.
Unfortunately, what starts as adoption sometimes ends as abandonment, with owners deserting pets instead of seeking more humane solutions. Unable to fend for themselves, these discarded cats and dogs are subject to numerous stresses and hazards in the outdoor environment - predatory animals, traffic, human abuse, harsh weather, parasites, disease, poisonous plants and chemicals, and malnutrition. Declawed cats are especially vulnerable. And if the pet is not spayed/neutered, unwanted pregnancy is another outcome, with litters born into miserable conditions and a high mortality rate.
Frightened and confused, abandoned pets may flee or hide, and can accidentally end up shut inside a shed or garage, all of which makes the possibility of rescue less likely. After much suffering, many die alone and forgotten on the street or may be euthanized at a shelter because there isn't enough space to accommodate all strays.
Please for the sake of these pets, before you decide to adopt. Make sure you are in there for the long haul. Some cats can live for 20 yrs. Think Twice Is this the Forever Home they deserve.