We have so many kittens in foster homes now who have been rescued from the streets, from homes where they weren’t wanted, from the shelter when they were in danger of euthanasia, brought in for TNR and found to be friendly.
Any adoptions at this point helps to open up a foster home, a foster home that can take in a mother cat and kittens, or a couple of adults, and saves that many more lives.
All kittens are or will be vaccinated and spayed before adoption. On this last day of Adopt a Cat Month, consider adopting a rescued kitten, and if not then consider fostering.
Adopting two cats is a great idea, especially if they are littermates or have been fostered together, like Amber and her sister Coral, two little gems.
Bella was released into the area she’d been trapped, but her brother turned out to be friendly so she was brought back inside! A narrow miss, she deserves a home!
Dot is one of Marshmallow‘s seven kittens, and Bertha was a kitten she was fostering—they are used to sharing everything like one big family!
More kittens appear every day, and in surrounding towns and counties where there are few options even more mother cats and kittens appear. We try to rescue as many as possible, but they need to have a foster home and a financial plan before they come in. These kittens are ready for loving forever homes, healthy and playful, their fosters can tell you all about them, but foster homes are full. We can only help more if more are adopted.
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As I’ve said before, this is but one story of many kitten rescues this spring so far, and it’s still only May. Last week we counted 92 kittens of various ages younger than nine weeks in over a dozen foster homes, all rescued over the last three weeks, many of them being treated for serious infections. The season has only just begun. Part of the mission with TNR is to not return the kittens—once we’ve rescued them we socialize them and put them up for adoption through the ARL Foster Finder program or through FosterCat or Frankie’s Friends.
Many rescuers pay out of pocket for veterinary care and food but the costs of raising even the average litter of four healthy kittens is more than many people have, and many rescues have greater needs, like the kittens in this story. If you can help with just one purchase from the kitten wish list on Amazon.com you’d make some kittens and a rescuer very happy.
And if you’d just rather buy a gift card or make a donation, I have a reward for you, below—follow the instructions to make a donation to HCMT or Frankie’s Friends and I’ll send you a gift certificate to my shop.
Now who else is looking for a home? Browse a few more rescued cats and kittens!
All photos courtesy the kittens’ foster homes.
STILL LOOKING FOR HOMES:
Can’t adopt? Foster! Can’t foster? Donate or volunteer.
There are so many ways you can help cats who need homes and care. You may not have room to adopt another cat, but can foster a cat or kitten for a few weeks. If not that, you can volunteer at a shelter or with a rescue, or donate. You do this because you love your cat, and by doing so you help all cats. No matter which of these actions you take, you help to save a life, and make life better for all cats.
- Adopt one of the cats I’ve posted here, or from any shelter or rescue near you, or from Petfinder, to open up a space for another cat to be rescued and fostered.
- Offer to foster cats or kittens for a shelter or rescue near you.
- Volunteer at a shelter or rescue.
- Find a group of volunteers who work with homeless cats and help them with their efforts.
- Donate to a shelter or rescue near you.
If you can foster kittens or adults cats to help prepare them for a forever home, please run to your nearest shelter and find a cat who needs you! Anyone can help with this effort at any level, even if all you do is donate to a shelter or rescue so they can help to pay for the food or medications needed for their foster, or the spay/neuter/veterinary care during a clinic.
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