If you are looking for real love this Valentine's Day, the kind that wakes you up in the morning by singing your praises, then look no further than your local pet shelter. Honestly, loving a pet is the surest Valentine there is. If you've done the flowers and chocolate thing and you truly want to bring a pet into your lives, rescue cats are aces. (Although they won't sing your praises because cats.) And if you do adopt this Feb. 14, you'll need some Valentine's day names for cats, because theme names are the best names.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) noted on its website that "approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats." And every year, about 860,000 cats will be euthanized. That's such a sad statistic, and as a lover of animals — and the pet mom of two rescue cats and a rescue dog — I wholly believe in finding your forever friend at a shelter. If you've always wanted a cat and you're prepared to take care of one and love one, Valentine's Day is a great time to share the love of animals with your family by adopting a feline friend. And picking out a Valentine's Day name for your cat, like Cupid or Lovebug, just makes the adoption that much sweeter.