So you’ve made the decision to get a cat. Know what the cat needs, such as food, toys, and a litter box, your new cat will require before heading to the shelter.
You’ve decided to expand your family by adopting a cat, which is fantastic. It’s possible that this is the first time, but it’s also possible that it isn’t. Before you can start teaching them their Instagram-worthy tricks or scales and arpeggios, you’ll need to cross certain items of a cat needs checklist.
We spoke with Jean-Paul, the cat team manager of the Indianapolis-based Indy humane shelter, to get expert advice on what you truly need when bringing a new cat family member home. See the list of seven must-haves below.