Cat A-Z: Adopt - Adopting a cat is a great way to support your local animal shelter, and bring some love home! Adoptions help shelters keep running and saving animals. By adopting a cat, you save two lives: you save the life of your new kitty and open space in the shelter for another cat! Here are some essential items needed for a new cat: Bed, food and water bowl, toys, scratching post and a litter box! Youll have everything you need to make your house a happy home for your new furry friend. Youll be laying the foundation for many years of happiness.