Each Spring shelters are flooded with an influx of kittens known as ‘kitten season’. The kittens born join the millions of other cats that don’t have homes. With all the kittens born it’s no surprise that June is national Adopt-a-Cat month. With all the new cats coming into the shelter it is more important now than ever to find cats permanent or temporary homes. Becoming a foster parent to one of the thousands of kittens born this year is an important transitional step in finding them a forever home. Fostering makes a huge impact on the lives of the animals and gives them the love and comfort they need. That being said these kittens are loving their foster home!
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Meet Sugar, Shades, Beachball, and Bikini. These fun guys are sure to please. Foster kittens are always fun, but they require a lot of effort and attention. Come meet them today!
New foster mom Mary shared her first-ever foster experience with us in the hope of helping us do outreach for additional foster caretakers this summer. Here’s what she had to say about her first-time foster pooch Pee Wee and what it was like inviting him into her home:
Our First Foster Dog!
“Bubbles (or Bubs as we are calling her) is my first foster experience, and what a great experience it is!
Bubs is a wonderful companion pet with a great temperament and personality; she is extremely affectionate, and loves to be near people. She is very sweet, calm, and likes to sit right next to you, especially when you are reading or watching TV. She is a true companion, and shows it by constantly communicating. She talks to me all the time-and it’s almost like she talks back when I call her.
She is such a pretty girl, and comes when she is called. She likes to play with toys, and spends lots of time rolling around on her back, sometimes hugging toys. She would be a very easy pet for someone who is older or has some limitations, because she is very low maintenance. She is very happy eating hard food and hasn’t been too interested in soft food at all. She does get excited when I shake the bag of treats, however!
If you could open your home to Bubs, you would have a wonderfully sweet companion to spend time with in your home.”
If you’re interested in potentially adopting Bubbles, please contact our foster team at: email@example.com
***Jessie Update 2/7/14: Please note that Jessie has been transferred into foster care with our buddies at Be Fido’s Friends and is currently available for adoption through them.
Jessie has been through quite the whirlwind in her short young life. She was adopted, became sick with kennel cough, broke her leg, returned to the shelter, went to foster care where her leg heeled, flared out with demodex mange and is finally starting to balance out.
This beautiful and spirited puppy has been through so much, and despite, still has a fantastic attitude and zeal for life! She’ll be coming in today with her foster mom for another medical check-up – and if all looks good – will be heading to an adoptive home soon!
Help us attempt to recruit adopters so our beloved Jessie can be home for the holiday by sharing this post with your family and friends! Interested parties can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there anything cuter than a kitten? Yes – three of them!
This trio of sweet baby cats is currently in foster care as they are too young for adoption. The foster sent us the following photos to show this team in action.
If you’re interested in joining our foster team, send us an email to: email@example.com
P.K. (short for “Puffy Kitten”) is an absolutely melt-your-heart adorable and sweet-as-can-be affectionate little girl. Don’t let her seemingly timid appearance trick you.
This tiny ball of fuzz is also a real ball of energy, and playing is definitely her all-time favorite thing to do. She can hear the sound of a toy being taken out for playtime from the other end of the house! (Her favorite toys are teaser wands, especially the Go Cat Teaser Cat Catcher Wand Cat Toy with the little toy mouse at the end.)
P.K.’s second favorite thing to do is definitely to eat delicious canned wet kitten food – she doesn’t really seem to care what flavor it is, as long as it’s canned. She can also hear the sound of a can opening for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack time (but don’t forget other kinds of tasty kitty treats, as she adores those, too!) from the other end of the house as well!
When she’s not playing hard or eating hard, P.K. is sleeping hard. She doesn’t always like being held (usually because she is too busy wanting to run around exploring and having fun), but she really loves cuddling up in your lap or right next to you during naptime.
P.K.’s foster mom is incredibly sad to be saying goodbye to this wonderful baby, but she is very excited that P.K. will be going to a forever home soon!
Please adopt P.K. today!!
There’s nothing like a fresh batch of foster photos to brighten your day! And that’s exactly what we have for you!
Nugget and Pumpkin are two adorable kittens who just returned to the shelter after a four week stint in foster care. Sent out for being a wee bit too young for adoption – they’re now back at the shelter waiting for their neuter surgery before hitting the adoption floor. Check in to our Adoption Gallery each afternoon to see if they’ve made their official debut!
Here at The Anti-Cruelty Society we’ve been busy – busy caring for the hoards of kittens entering our doors!
Many of these kittens are too young to go up for adoption, which is where our foster volunteers swoop in to the rescue. Snatching up underage, underweight and sick felines, they care for them until they’re old and healthy enough to find their forever homes.
Sneak is one such kitten that went out into foster care several weeks back. Read about how this unique lil’ guy has stolen his foster mom’s heart:
When I first brought him home, my resident cats were terrified of kittens. Within about three days he won both of them over, which was a huge shock to me (particularly in the case of my female cat who is very shy).
He’s very playful with both of the cats, but respectful of space when they don’t want to play. They nap together, clean each other, chase each other around.
I’ve fostered a few different kittens, and Sneak has a stand-out personality. He is sweet, curious, playful – and having been lovingly rough-housed a bit by my adult cats, has great manners. He also has adapted to using the Breeze litter box system with the pellets, which is so much easier to clean up after, though he started with the regular litter when I took him home.
A+++ kitten. I am going to hate bringing him back, and hope my resident cats don’t suffer the depression too!
If you’re interested in volunteering, adopting or even making a donation to support initiatives like our Foster Program, connect with us! You can find information about all our life-saving initiatives and ways you can get involved by visiting our website at http://www.anticruelty.org