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KAT is an animal welfare organization that helps stray dogs like Lucy in Kathmandu, Nepal
Lucy before treatment

The KAT Centre rescues and helps animals like Lucy in Kathmandu, Nepal
Lucy after treatment

How to Care for Your Cat:
When You Bring a New Cat Home

Keep your new cat or kitten in a quiet room with her food, water, toys, and litter box. This will help her feel safe. Spend a lot of time sitting in this room, playing with her, and giving her as much attention as she wants. Let her into the rest of the house for an hour, then slowly let her out for longer periods of time. You can keep her in a room such as a bathroom that doesn’t have places to hide.

It’s normal for the new kitten or cat to want to hide, until she feels comfortable in her new home. It may take weeks for her to feel really safe. Don’t force her to play with you if she doesn’t want to yet. Give her attention whenever she wants it, to help her learn to trust you.

If you have other pets, introduce her to them slowly. Keep dogs on leashes until you know they won’t chase her. Learn about the best way to let a cat meet another cat.

Do not let your new cat outdoors for the first month. She may try to escape and run to her old home. If you want to let her go outside, first let her out for short periods of time and watch her.

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