More than 47 million American households have pet cats, many with more than one. These millions of people would probably agree that their lives are richer because of their feline companions.
June is officially "Adopt a Cat Month," so if you're considering getting a kitten or cat, there are also plenty of reasons to get your new pet from a rescue or shelter.
Getting a cat, especially adopting a cat, can have bring you joy, have surprising effects on your physical and emotional health, and even have environmental and financial benefits.
Click here for 25 purrfect reasons to adopt a cat.