Kitten season is coming! The experts at the Baltimore Humane Society say they see an explosion of newborn kittens at their shelter every spring, many of whom need round-the-clock bottle feeding and a whole lot of attentive care.
It’s no wonder: Up to 8 million pets enter shelters every year, and nearly half of those are euthanized.
The Baltimore Humane Society, a no-kill shelter, is looking for foster parents who might be willing to temporarily take kittens into their homes until they’re ready for adoption. (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.)
But if you’re not quite ready to make that commitment, it’s easy to help the shelter cope with kitten season by sending a gift for its Kitten Shower, March 9, from 1 to 4 p.m.
The shower is a fun event for the whole family that includes Ask the Vet sessions, baby-shower games, refreshments, and bottle-feeding demonstrations. As with all showers, it also includes a registry; for its incoming kittens, the shelter needs:
· Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR) powder
· Science Diet kitten canned and dry food
· digital pet thermometer
· digital scale with ounces
· kitten-safe shampoo
· kitten nursing bottle
· Snuggle Safe heat discs
· flea combs
· non-clumping litter
· ceramic (sturdy) water bowls
· kitten grooming wipes
· germicidal bleach
· dish detergent
· laundry detergent
· Karo syrup
· coated paper plates (small & large)
· litter pans (small with low sides)
· latex and non-latex gloves (medium)
Of course, cash donations are always welcome at the shelter.
All are invited to the shower at 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown. For more information, visit bmorehumane.org.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun