Cats are like the Rodney Dangerfield of pets - they get no respect.
More cats are relinquished to shelters than dogs. Cats are less than half as likely to receive annual medical care than dogs....Pet owners (on average) aren't willing to spend as much on cat care (compared to dog care)....and sometimes when people get "fed up" with their cat, they're just given the boot - out the door they go. Cats are less likely to be mircrochipped than dogs, and when a cat gets lost some family's don't even look for their cat (considering them disposable).
Also, cats are great misunderstood - this is why I helped to create an organization called the CATalyst Council.
Perhaps - what cats need is a PR makeover, and some rebranding, as suggested by DVM360.
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