In Australia almost 30% of all households are cat owners with an average of 1.5 cats per household amounting to a massive 2.6 million cats already have a home among people living in Australia.i

Given that cats live around 15 years – that means there a lot of people out there who are enjoying the benefits of cat ownership.

If you’re thinking of getting a cat, first remember there are many cats in shelters waiting for forever homes – and if you adopt a cat, you are not only providing a home for a furry soul, but also making space for another one to be saved. 

And if you need a reason to convince anyone else in your household, look for further !  Here are 40 reasons on this infographic provided by Purring Pal.

Reasons to own a cat

Of course, when making your decision to get a cat, as a responsible pet owner, please consider the cost – not just of food and shelter, but also vet fees.

Also remember that Pet Insurance for cats can be very affordable, and by helping with the cost of vet fees, can save you anguish should your cat get injured in an accident or get ill.

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Liz Walden

Liz has a passion for all things cat and dog, and was one of the first in Australia to bring Pet Insurance to the market. She has headed up Petsecure marketing for the past 10 years, and is committed to promoting and supporting the amazing work done by rescue groups around Australia, and those who work to promote a better life for all animals

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