Features

July 2010 Issue

The Costs of Pet Ownership

Love shouldn’t come at a price, but to keep your cat happy and healthy, there will be expenses. Here’s what to expect.

People sometimes adopt animals without thinking about the commitment, not only in time and effort, but also in costs. Obviously, this is compounded based on the number of pets in the household. To help prospective adopters get a handle on the financial resources needed to care for a pet, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals created a chart for adopters to visualize the breakdown of costs for several types of animals, including cats.

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