Tuesday Haikusday: Kitten Season

World,

It was requested that I discuss Kitten Season this week. And so I shall, in preparation of the coming births, mouths to feed, and opportunities to foster. Let’s get to it. Eh hem….

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Kittens will be born,

thousands of them waiting for

a permanent home.

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Did you spay/neuter?

It’s the only solution.

Cats can’t fix themselves.

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Spring: season of love

and overpopulation.

Foster if you can.

Love,

Crepes, a product of Kitten season 2011.

PS. What do you want to hear about next week?

Kitten Season Short: They’re Here

You guys!

I think I’ve mentioned before that it’s kitten season. Well, the cool peeps over at Pet Health Network asked us to do a little piece to make sure everyone knows that it’s time to be on the look out for kittens and if you find one, make sure you get him checked by a vet before bringing him home. So, I got together the CATastrophes team and made it happen.What do you think?

Love,

Crepes.

PS.  Good News for Pets did a great interview with MomFOD regarding her participation in BlogPaws this year. Did you know she’s doing TWO talks?  Who’s going to be there to see? There will be photographs of me involved, so if you weren’t planning on going, you should because, you know: ME.

Kitten Season Is Upon Us

It’s just about that time again.

HEY! It's Kitten Season!

HEY! It’s Kitten Season!

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.

Babies need someone to hold their bottles.

Babies need someone to hold their bottles.

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.

Look at him. He's clearly pleased to have been saved.

Look at him. He’s clearly pleased to have been saved.

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.

Fostering: Is it for You?

Kitten Season: A Serious Need for Fosters

 

Love,

Crepes.