HELP US PREPARE FOR KITTEN SEASON
We are in desperate need of donations and supplies to care for all of the litters we will be taking in during the upcoming months. We are hoping to raise $5,000 for not only supplies, but also to cover the vast amount of veterinary care it will take to prepare these cats for their new life in a loving home. Each cat taken in will cost between $400 and $500 to care for, including: veterinary exams, microchip, routine vaccinations, rabies shot, spay or neuter surgery, FIV/Felv test, flea and tick medication, food, toys, litter and other supplies.
The SPCA Albrecht Center is dedicated to taking the best care of each and every soul that passes through our doors. During times of increased intake, like 'Kitten Season,' we greatly rely on the generosity of our supporters, volunteers, staff and donors to ensure that quality of care. Throughout the year, we are overwhelmed by our community's support and we thank you in advance for your continued support during 'Kitten Season.'
What is 'Kitten Season?'
Kitten season sounds like an adorable time of year, doesn't it? Well, it can be, but the problem it reflects is not that cute. Kitten season refers to the time of year when feline births peak because of the many unspayed and unneutered cats mating. It's estimated that 20 MILLION kittens will be born in our country this spring alone.
This surge of kitten births means animal shelters and rescue groups become flooded with homeless or abandoned litters and are in desperate need of donations, supplies and space to care for them all.
How can you help?
Spay or neuter your own cat(s) and encourage others to do the same.
Participate in a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program for stray or community cats.
Become a foster pet parent! Shelters often have to turn away litters due to lack of space, or because newborn kittens need bottle-feeding. We have the supplies if you have the time and space.
Adopt! And not just kittens. Adult and senior cats need homes too, and every pet that is adopted opens space for us to rescue one more.
Donate! We need donations all year long, but this time of year we especially need monetary and supply donations to care for all of these adorable kittens coming through our doors.