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SPCA steps up efforts to save kittens

Soft and cuddly and purr-fectly sweet – the Cumberland County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has kittens of all shapes and sizes for you to meet!

We are reaching the middle of another very busy kitten season and are proud that through our foster, transfer and adoption programs we have saved more little lives than ever before. This is the time of year when it gets tough, so we are reaching out to YOU to help us continue our upward trend.

We are excited to announce the grand opening of our brand new Kitten Nursery right at the shelter. Join us on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as we cut the ribbon on the special section of our adoption room that will feature many of our adoptable kittens during kitten season. We also will be kicking off our Kitten Shower to help us collect many of the supplies that are necessary to care for the hundreds of little lives that depend on us.

We have a lot planned for this special day. Our volunteers will be providing delicious refreshments for all our visitors. Our adoptable kittens are ready to do their best to win your heart. We have kittens in a range of ages, sizes, shapes, and colors. It’s almost a guarantee that, if you are looking to add a furry family member to your home, one of the residents of our Kitten Nursery will be exactly what you are looking for.

There’s never been a better time to bring a kitten home for good. We will be introducing on Adopt One, Get One Free promotion for all of our kittens (and cats too, if you are so inclined). Kittens are notoriously energetic, curious and sometimes even mischievous. Having an automatic companion of the same age can make a big difference as they settle into their new home. Adopting littermates is great, but you also can pick your favorites from different litters or match up two kittens who are flying solo.

If you are not quite sure about adding a permanent member of the family, why not consider fostering? While the residents of the Kitten Nursery are looking for permanent homes, we have many other tinier kittens in the holding areas of the shelter that need some TLC from a foster family before they are ready to find a forever home. If you have a little safe space (maybe an extra bathroom or bedroom) and don’t mind temporarily keeping the little fluffs clean and well-fed, you may be able to help us save lives. The shelter provides supplies that you may need, as well as all medical care for the kittens. We are still seeking new foster families to care for the dozens of kittens that come through our doors each week. We will have information about fostering on hand in our Kitten Nursery.

Our Kitten Shower will kick off at the opening of the nursery. We will collect donations for our kittens through Aug. 12. Donations that we need most urgently include Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR), A/D Diet canned food (this special canned food is especially palatable and has nutrients needed for infants; it can be obtained at a veterinarian’s office), pate canned kitten food, dry kitten chow (any brand with no dyes, as they upset the tender bellies of our kittens), Snuggle Safe microwaveable heat pads, cat litter, and cat toys of all shapes and sizes. Financial donations are also welcome – caring for hundreds of kittens, all of whom require vaccines and most of whom require medication, is extremely expensive. If you are stopping by to visit the nursery, we would be so appreciative if you would help us fill our kitten cradle with donations.

The grand opening of the Kitten Nursery offers a way for everyone to get involved and help us save lives. Whether you are adopting, fostering, or showering our babies with donations, support from the community is what enables us to continue to move upward in our mission to give every kitten that enters the shelter an opportunity to find a happy, loving home.

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