Cat and cat owner stereotypes are outdated – new research by PetSmart Charities

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A new survey by PetSmart Charities (conducted through Toluna Analytics) found that while the gap in the way we perceive cats and dogs remains huge, most people think that the negative stereotypes about cats – and cat people – are wrong. They also believe changing these stereotypes will help more cats find homes.

Here are a few top level findings:

–          56 percent said that negative stereotypes of cats are untrue

–          71 percent said stigmas about cat owners are outdated

–          Less than one-third of cat owners are sharing about their cats on social media –
which is pretty remarkable considering how many cute dogs and puppies flood our
social media channels!

A new survey by PetSmart Charities (conducted through Toluna Analytics) found that while the gap in the way we perceive cats and dogs remains huge, most people think that the negative stereotypes about cats – and cat people – are wrong. They also believe changing these stereotypes will help more cats find homes.

Here are a few top level findings:

– 56 percent said that negative stereotypes of cats are untrue

– 71 percent said stigmas about cat owners are outdated

– Less than one-third of cat owners are sharing about their cats on social media – which is     pretty remarkable considering how many cute dogs and puppies flood our social media       channels!

PetSmart Charities needs your help!

Share the great things about your own cats with PetSmart Charities on Twitter (@PetSmartChariTs) using #SaveCats.

 

 

 

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jmuhj
jmuhj
5 years ago

My family members, on both sides and going back forever as far as I know, have always rescued, cared for and about, and loved cats. I don’t have anything positive to say about dogs, though I’ve had to care for two of them because relatives made me do so.