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Which States Adopt Out The Most CH Cats?

October 28, 2012

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.

Photo courtesy ruthiruth

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!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 28, 2012 7:57 pm

    I adopted my first CH kitty from my home province on Ontario, but my second CH kitty was from Michigan. She is now a Canadian citizen.

  2. October 29, 2012 6:13 am

    I adopted Dotty from the Humane Society in Omaha, Nebraska in 2010.

  3. Rich B permalink
    October 29, 2012 6:39 am

    We adopted our first CH cat from our home state in New Jersey, then my second CH cat from Philadelphia (Pa), next week we are getting another CH cat also from NJ.

    • October 29, 2012 3:56 pm

      Good luck with your next CH cat! I’ll be eager to hear how they all do with one another 🙂

  4. Chris Meinhardt permalink
    October 29, 2012 9:50 am

    We adopted our Oscar from a wonderful place just five minutes away from us Tabby’s Place in Ringoes NJ. Two of his brothers also got adopted but his other brother JJ is still looking for a home we would take him but he apparently needs to be an only cat

  5. November 14, 2012 12:33 am

    Although I have not adopted a CH kitty: I have fostered an all black mild CH guy, Tom, for his lifetime of 1.5 yrs. He is an absolute joy.

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