Survival Kit for New Cat Owners

Thinking about bringing home a new kitten? Here are all the resources you need! And if you know someone else who would like to open their home to a feline, just click "send to a friend" at the bottom of this page to pass along the info.

Find a cat:

Search for a shelter. Humane associations and rescue shelters are filled to the brim with cats and kittens looking for permanent homes. Find an adoption resource near you and save a life!

Search for a name:
Browse through huge listings and find inspiration for the perfect name for your new companion. Look up meanings and origins of different names, and vote for your favorites!

Get answers:
Understanding your cat's needs and behavior is the key to raising a happy and healthy pet. Get tips from feline behaviorist, renowned author and iVillage Expert Pam Johnson-Bennett.

Sharing and support:
The Pets channel community offers great ways to share stories about your cat's antics, ask for advice from other members, and to hear about new developments in cat care.

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