If you’re thinking about adopting a cat, you can do so with a clear conscience because the latest research shows that cats are good for you. In a 2012 survey, 87 percent of cat owners said their feline had a positive effect on their well-​being, and 76 percent felt like they coped with life better.

Studies have found that “interacting with your cat can improve negative feelings.” In addition, feeding and caring for your cat can give you a sense of purpose, which is to serve your cat daily as the humble and lowly servant that you are. Owning a cat can help the cat immensely although scientists keep trying to justify why cats are good for humans as well.

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