Which States Adopt Out The Most CH Cats?
As you may or may not know, every month or so I update the Adoptable CH Cats page. It’s a great resource for shelters who need to get the word out about their CH cat, and it’s especially helpful for those looking to adopt a CH cat.
One of the best parts about updating the list is when I remove the profiles of adopted cats. There are some who I’ve practically watched grow up on Petfinder, so it’s such a good feeling to know when someone has given a CH cat a chance at a forever home.
As I was updating the sheet the other day, I realized that more than 400 CH cats have been adopted since I started tracking them in 2010. Now keep in mind this comes with a few notes – my list only includes cats that have been listed on Petfinder and a handful of other sites, and it is, by no means, an exhaustive list. Often high-risk CH cats, like those you can find on Facebook, are often re-homed or re-located before they can even get a Petfinder profile.
Regardless, to celebrate the 400+ cats that have been adopted since late 2010, I wanted to give a big shout out to the states that have adopted out the most CH cats.
One of the best parts about all of this is not every cat adopted out from a state remains in that state. I live in Chicago and adopted Ellie from Michigan. Another woman in Colorado adopted Ellie’s sisters once they were transferred to an Arizona shelter. I think it’s just so amazing to watch how CH cats travel from state to state to their forever homes!
I also wrote up a similar post last year, and I wanted to show you last year’s map for comparison:
Interestingly, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, California and Illinois continue to lead in adopting out the most CH cats.
As I guessed last year, those higher numbers may have to do with a few things: knowledge about CH, the number of shelters in each state, and the budgets, resources and policies those shelters have.
But in the end it doesn’t really matter where you’re located or how many CH cats your shelter has adopted out. In the end, the only thing that matters is that we all do our part to makes sure that these special cats can find their forever homes.
From where did you adopt your CH cat? Were you located in the same state? Or did you adopt your CH cats from another state? Please share in the comments!