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Kat Miller

Animal Behaviorist, ASPCA

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212-876-7700

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. Our organization was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and proud to boast more than 1 million supporters across the country.

How to Set Up a Safe Location for an Adopted Cat

Pet Expert Kat Miller provides tips on how to set up a safe location for an adopted cat.

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Kat Miller: Hi! I am Dr. Kat Miller of the ASPCA and we're talking about how to prepare for and care for your newly adopted cat. Before you bring your kitty home make sure that you set up a quiet, safe room in which they can settle in.

Coming home to a new environment is a potentially stressful time for a new cat. Everything is new, the environment, the people, the routine, the smells, the sites. So it's a good idea to give them a very quiet, comfortable room where they can settle in and their stress levels can come down and they can get adjusted to the new situation.

This room should be away from the main activity of the family, but a place where you feel comfortable and happy going in and spending some quiet time with your cat everyday.

So how about your cat's equipment set up in there, a cat bed, food and water bowls have your toys and treats ready to provide a welcoming environment and make sure that the room is well cat proof. Tuck away or remove anything that might potentially be dangerous for your pet to have contact with or it possibly ingest.

Coming up next we'll be talking about preparing for you a new cat by finding local services that you'll need after your kitty comes home.