Summer is the time when there are many kittens being born to stray cats.
Animal rescue organizations look for help caring for pregnant cats and cat’s with kittens. Animal shelters are not the ideal place for pregnant cats or very young kittens because there is so much activity going on. Mom cats and kittens are better off in quieter environments where they can get special attention.
Fostering is a great way to help these animals. As a foster family you should should have:
1. A separate room for the mom and kittens.
2. Time to spend time with all of them.
3. The ability to keep the mom long enough that the kittens can be weaned and she can stop lactating before being spayed.
The time commitment will vary depending on each situation but kittens should stay with their mother for 7-8 weeks before weaning.
If you are interested please call your local animal rescue or shelter and see if there is a need! Here are a few in our area:
Frontier Animal Society in Orleans 802-754-2228
North Country Animal League in Morrisville 802-888-5065
Justice for Dogs in Wolcott 802-472-3894