Buying or adopting a kitten from a rescue group or animal shelter is a big responsibility and a decision that will stay with you for the cat’s lifetime. The Kitten Checklist is here to help you make an informed decision and to help you find a healthy, friendly kitten and avoid some of the pitfalls which can occur.

How you choose a kitten can have a great effect on both the welfare of the cat throughout its life and your enjoyment of having it as a pet.  This information has been put together by The Cat Group, a collection of professional organisations including International Cat Care, dedicated to feline welfare in the United Kingdom.

Whether you pay for a kitten or take on a free one, whether it is a non-pedigree (moggie) or a pedigree, and whether you get it from a not for profit rescue group or animal shelter, a home fosterer for a cat charity, a private home or a breeder, there are general things to look out for to ensure you bring home a healthy kitten which will live with you happily for many years. The same principles apply no matter where the kitten comes from and they focus on:

• Health
• Behaviour

The Kitten Checklist looks at what you can find out even before you visit the kitten, what to research and what to look for when you visit the kitten.

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THINKING OF ADOPTING A KITTEN OR CAT?

Visit your local animal shelter or rescue group or search for an adoptable pet via PetRescue.