Here are 13 Cincinnati Cats You Could Adopt for International Cat Day

Cincinnati was just named the seventh most pet-friendly city in the nation, so it makes sense to celebrate International Cat Day (Aug. 8) by looking at some furry friends you could add to your family.

While there are many good boys and girls looking for their forever home, there's a lot to think about when making the decision to bring home a pet. What kind of breed is right for you and your lifestyle? What adoption agencies should you look at? If you're serious about making this life step, adopting a pet is very rewarding — for you and the pet that gets a new home. 

We've compiled a list of available cats* from a few of local adoption programs to help you on your mission of finding the cat that's right for you. This is just a small glimpse into each agency's list of adoptable pets. If you are interested in seeing what else they have to offer, visit their websites listed below. Also, keep in mind that each program has their own application process and some take longer than others. 

Ohio Alleycat Resource (OAR) | 513-867-5727, ohioalleycat.org

The Scratching Post | 513-984-6369, thescratchingpost.org

SPCA Cincinnati | 513-489-7387 (Sharonville), 513-541-6100 (Northside), spcacincinnati.org

Stray Animal Adoption Program | 859-391-1234, adoptastray.com

If you'd like to help out the cause but aren't able to adopt right now, you can always donate to one of these rescues or a number of other local pet adoption organizations. 

*Some pets in the slideshow may have pending adoptions. Please contact the rescues for more info.

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Name: Chrissy | Breed: Domestic Mediumhair | Age: Kitten | Sex: Female | Rescue: OAR
Photo: Ohio Alleycat Resource
Name: Chrissy | Breed: Domestic Mediumhair | Age: Kitten | Sex: Female | Rescue: OAR
Name: Kirby | Breed: Domestic Shorthair | Age: Kitten | Sex: Male | Rescue: OAR
Photo: Ohio Alleycat Resource
Name: Kirby | Breed: Domestic Shorthair | Age: Kitten | Sex: Male | Rescue: OAR
Name: Marilyn | Breed: Domestic Longhair | Age: Senior | Sex: Female | Rescue: OAR
Photo: Ohio Alleycat Resource
Name: Marilyn | Breed: Domestic Longhair | Age: Senior | Sex: Female | Rescue: OAR
Name: Frannie | Breed: Domestic Shorthair | Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Rescue: OAR
Photo: Ohio Alleycat Resource
Name: Frannie | Breed: Domestic Shorthair | Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Rescue: OAR
Name: Rupert | Breed: Domestic Shorthair | Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Rescue: OAR
Photo: Ohio Alleycat Resource
Name: Rupert | Breed: Domestic Shorthair | Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Rescue: OAR
Name: Henry | Breed: Domestic Shorthair | Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Rescue: Scratching Post
Photo: Scratching Post
Name: Henry | Breed: Domestic Shorthair | Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Rescue: Scratching Post
Name: Bobbie | Breed: Domestic Manx | Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Rescue: Scratching Post
Photo: Scratching Post
Name: Bobbie | Breed: Domestic Manx | Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Rescue: Scratching Post
Name: Fuzzy | Breed: Domestic Mediumhair | Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Rescue: SPCA
Photo: SPCA
Name: Fuzzy | Breed: Domestic Mediumhair | Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Rescue: SPCA
Name: Tempura | Breed: Domestic Mediumhair | Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Rescue: SPCA
Photo: SPCA
Name: Tempura | Breed: Domestic Mediumhair | Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Rescue: SPCA
Name: Callie | Breed: Domestic Shorthair | Age: Senior | Sex: Female | Rescue: SPCA
Photo: SPCA
Name: Callie | Breed: Domestic Shorthair | Age: Senior | Sex: Female | Rescue: SPCA