-- Siamese Cat Rescue --
Many people pay a fortune to get their hands on a Siamese kitten, and who can blame them considering how gorgeous, sweet, and unique they look. However, it is important to remember that there are also Siamese rescue centres that are looking for homes for Siamese cats that, for one reason or another, have ended up homeless.
Whilst most Siamese cat rescue facilities do not tend to have kittens, many have young Siamese cats, and older cats, that desperately need homes, and if you are looking to get a Siamese cat it is definitely worth considering heading to a rescue.
Whilst Siamese kittens are gorgeous they can be a real handful, and not everyone has time to train and look after a boisterous kitten. However, if you go to a cat rescue centre for your Siamese you should benefit from having a cat that is already trained and already gone through its most boisterous stages but still has plenty of character.
There are a number of Siamese cat rescue centres, and cats could have ended up there for various reasons such as their owners dying, being found stranded, or even being thrown out. Some may be more timid than the typical Siamese for precisely these reasons, but plenty of TLC and a good home will help to sort this out.
In order to choose the right Siamese from a cat rescue centre you need to make sure that you pay a visit and go and see the cats in the flesh rather than relying on just the internet. Of course, it is so tempting to take the whole lot when you have them all looking at you with their big blue eyes, but most people make a connection with a particular cat, and that's the one they end up taking home.
When you visit the cat rescue centre make sure that you find out as much as you can about the background of the cat that you are considering. This will help to make sure that you know if the cat has any issues, such as if it was mistreated, so that you know how to behave towards your new cat and understand why the cat may behave in a certain way with you – at least until it gets to know you.
Again, this is something that you need to check with the cat rescue centre. In some cases the cats will have been neutered and vaccinated by their owners before coming to the cat rescue centres. In other cases the rescue centre may have a program whereby they vaccinate and neuter the cats.
However, if for any reason the cat you are considering is not already vaccinated and neutered don't let that put you off, as this is something that you can get done yourself without having to spend a fortune. However, when you do get your cat from the rescue centre try and find out whether there are any health problems that the staff are aware of, as you will need to bear in mind that some health problems may require regular veterinary care, and this is something that you have to be prepared to commit to.
It is really important to remember that some of the cats in these cat rescue centres may have been mistreated in their former homes, and you should therefore be prepared to give them that extra love and attention to help them regain their trust in humans.
If you don't have the time or inclination to dedicate time and attention to your pet then a rescue cat may not be the right choice for you, as the last thing the cats want is to go from a bad home to a rescue centre and then to a home where they are not given the attention and love that they need. However, if you can dedicate time, love, and affection to these rescue cats, you are certain to have a friend for life!