It’s just about that time again.
It’s the start of Kitten Season. It’s that time of the year when all the kitties are doing their business outside, but I’m not talking about litter box business. I’m talking about the, um, private business. But again, not private litter box business because, I mean, I’ll poop in front of anyone. Anyway, you know what I mean.
What is the end result? Kittens! Lots of them.
Sure, people love kittens, but when there are too many, there aren’t enough homes. And when well-meaning people bring them in front the street at only a few weeks old, many of them meet their end because shelters don’t have the resources to care for them at that age and will euthanize them. A terribly sad fact, but true.
So, how can you prepare yourselves for kitten season?
1) Make a decision. Ask yourself: Can I adopt? If yes, go find your perfect friend and know that you’ve saved a life! If no, can you foster? If yes, keep reading. If no, can you donate supplies or volunteer your time at a local rescue?
If you CAN foster, you’ll be doing a world of good for not one but for MANY kittens throughout the season. Fosters are hugely helpful to the rescue community because they temporarily take in the kitties that the shelters have no space for, and they can offer tiny bottle baby kittens a second chance at life by giving them the care they need.
For more information, check out these articles I wrote last kitten season. They’ll help get you off to a good start in the world of fostering.