Cat Adoption Planning Checklist

Deciding to adopt a cat is a big decision. Cats require more work than the average pet and the responsibility can be overwhelming for some people. To make things easier, we have put together this list of items you will need before your new cat comes home!

Your cat will need:

– A litter box and scoop for their new home. Ensure that the box is in an area where your kitty can easily access it without feeling overwhelmed. Make sure to try different types of litter until you find one they like! We also recommend having at least two boxes so you don’t have to go far to find one.

– A scratching post or cat tree that is tall enough for your kitty to fully extend their body when they are kneading the top of it! This will help them release any extra energy and also give them an area where they can stretch out without being disturbed. Once again, try different types until you find the one your cat will use.

– A food and water dish that is elevated to prevent anything from getting into their food or water! This can be especially helpful if you have other pets in the house but it’s important for all cats, regardless of whether they live with others or not. If there are multiple kitties in the home, make sure to have multiple dishes as well.

– A comfortable bed for your cat to sleep in. This can be anything from a small basket filled with blankets or a special pillow made just for cats. If you choose the latter, make sure the fabric is non-toxic and won’t cause any skin irritation.

– Plenty of toys! Cats should always have a wide variety of toys available to them. Not only will these help decrease any potential boredom but they also keep their minds sharp and hunting instincts alive! Make sure you rotate the types of toys frequently so your cat doesn’t get too used to one type before it’s time for a new toy.

– Grooming supplies such as brushes, combs, and a toothbrush! These are important for keeping your cat’s coat healthy and free of mats as well as helping to keep their teeth clean.

– A carrier or crate if you plan on transporting your kitty in the car. This is also necessary if you ever need to take them to the vet.

Make sure you have all of these items before your cat comes home to you! It will help make the transition go a lot smoother for everyone involved. And remember, if there are ever any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re always here to help!

Now that you have everything you need, it’s time to pick up your new feline friend!

Check out Petfinder to see who we have up for adoption!

How to Care for Feral Cats

How to Care for Feral Cats

If you have captured a feral cat please visit for more resources on where you can bring them.

There are an estimated 50 million feral cats living in the United States, and while many people may be hesitant to care for them due to their wild nature, they still require food, water, and shelter just like any other pet. In this article, we’ll discuss how to provide for a feral cat in winter and after it’s been spayed.

How to Care for a Feral Cat in the Winter

In winter, it’s important to provide a feral cat with a warm place to sleep and plenty of food and water. One way to do this is to set up a feeding station near a source of heat, such as a radiator or fireplace. You can also buy or make a heated bed for the cat to sleep in.

Another important thing to remember in winter is to keep the cat’s water bowl from freezing. You can do this by using a heated water bowl, putting the bowl in a sheltered spot, or adding hot water to the bowl periodically.

How to Care for a Feral Cat after Spaying

When a feral cat is spayed or neutered, it’s important to keep an eye on them for the first few days following the surgery. The cat may be sleepy and reluctant to eat or drink, so it’s important to make sure they have plenty of food and water available. You may also want to place a small amount of wet food in front of the cat to encourage it to eat.

If you’re caring for a feral cat, make sure to provide it with food, water, and shelter year-round. With a little bit of effort, you can help make sure this homeless cat stays warm and healthy through the winter months.

The winter is a harsh time for feral cats, and their lives can be made more difficult if they have been spayed. If you’ve captured a feral cat this season or know of one who needs help giving birth on the street please contact NokillNetwork at or visit their website at They will provide resources and guidance to take care of the animal while also connecting you with local rescues that may be able to adopt it out after the kitten has grown up enough (usually around 6 weeks).

Mr. Miyagi: a Second Chance Cat Story

UPDATE: Mr. Miyagi is adopted into his forever home!

Everyone, meet Mr. Miyagi. Don’t let that grumpy face fool ya, this guy is a sweetheart and looking for his fur-ever home!″ data-video-id=”7001885381285252357
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Check out Second Chance Cats in the moving Cats and Dogs Magazine Article for Fall 2021

We want to give each [cat] a second chance at a good home

Laura Moody in Cats and Dogs Magazine.

Recently Second Chance Cats was featured in Cats & Dogs Magazine! Laura was interviewed by Janet Vormittag.

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Second Chance Cats of West Michigan on WZZM 13!

We were recently featured on WZZM 13 for our opening of our cat rescue adoption center.

Laura Moody on WZZM13 about her new cat adoption center in Grand Rapids Michigan
Laura Moody on WZZM13 about her new cat adoption center in Grand Rapids Michigan

“We really fight for these cats we don’t give up on them.”

Laura Moody
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