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Foster: Urgent kitten crisis in Philly; Fosters needed

http://www.phillypaws.org

PAWS is full of kittens that need urgent foster care in order to survive! Volunteer foster parents are crucial to the survival of our young kittens, as foster care provides a safe place for the animals to recover and find good adoptive homes, and frees up much needed space at the shelter for other needy animals. PAWS receives many kittens too young to be adopted out yet that need foster care until they are old enough for spay/neuter surgery. We especially need foster homes for momma cats with young nursing kittens, and for orphaned newborns that need to be bottle fed. We also need foster homes for young kittens without mothers who are eating on their own.

If you have a spare room in your house please consider helping us to get these adorable babies and their mommas out!

Here are some litters currently in need of foster care:

URGENT: A) Grey/white momma cat with 9 newborn kittens various colors. Momma is nursing too many very young kittens to stay here with the loud noise and stress which can impact nursing.

URGENT: B) Calico momma cat with 4 newborn kittens various colors. Momma has cut on head, and the litter is very dirty and needs out ASAP.

URGENT: C) Litter of 4 kittens (1 orange, 1 tortie, 2 black) 4 weeks old- These kittens are VERY scared and will need socialization- they also are eating only wet food and could supplementary formula added to their food or 1-2 bottles a day.

URGENT: D) Litter of 3 kittens (2 dilute calico, 1 tortie) 4 weeks old- they are eating only wet food and could supplementary formula added to their food or 1-2 bottles a day.

URGENT: E) Litter of 2 kittens (1 black/white, 1 tabby) 4 weeks old- they are eating only wet food and could supplementary formula added to their food or 1-2 bottles a day.

F) Tabby momma cat with 7 kittens (tabby and black) 3 weeks old

G) Buff/white momma cat with 6 kittens (various colors) 2 weeks old

H) Black momma cat with 6 kittens (grey, tabby, black) 3-4 weeks old

I) Tabby momma cat with 5 kittens (various colors) 4 weeks old

J) Calico momma cat with 5 kittens (orange, white, black/white) 2 weeks old

K) Grey/white momma cat with 4 kittens (calico, black/white) less than 1 week old

L) Tortie momma cat with 4 kittens (grey, tortie) 1 week old

M) Tabby momma cat with 4 kittens (2 orange, 2 tabby) 1 week old

N) Black/white momma cat with 4 kittens (black, black/white) 2 weeks old

O) Tabby momma cat with 4 kittens (grey, calico) 2 weeks old

P) Calico momma cat with 3 kittens (2 orange tabby, 1 calico) 4 weeks old

Q) Calico momma cat with 3 kittens (calico, orange/white, tabby) 4 weeks old

R) Grey/white momma cat with 3 kittens (2 black/white, 1 tabby) 3 weeks old

S) Orange momma cat with 3 kittens (orange tabby, tabby) 4 weeks old

T) Litter of 4 kittens (blue, grey/white, black/white) 5 weeks old

U) Litter of 4 kittens (dilute calico, orange/white) 5-6 weeks old

V) Litter of 2 kittens (black, tabby) 6 weeks old

W) Litter of 2 kittens (grey/white, blue) 6 weeks old

X) Single tabby kitten 5 weeks old

AND MORE KEEP COMING IN!
*There will be many, many more kittens to chose from!!*

IF YOU CAN FOSTER ANY OF THESE LITTERS:
Come to the shelter any day (7 days a week) between 11am and 6pm!

Please come to: 111 WEST HUNTING PARK AVE, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19140

Unless you have a confirmed pick up time for today for a specific litter, all litters go into foster care on a first come, first serve basis.

What does Foster Care entail?
What is the time commitment?
Kittens must be fostered until they are able to be spayed/neutered, which is generally at 8-9 weeks old (when they are at least 2 pounds). So if you have newborns, the foster commitment is generally 8 weeks, if you get kittens a couple weeks old, the commitment would be shorter. Once they are old enough for surgery you set up an appointment to bring them in. You can find adopters for them yourself (marketing kittens is easy, and we can help!) or you can leave them at the shelter after their surgery appointment to have them adopted out here.

What do foster parents need to provide?
Foster parents must provide shelter, food, litter and love until the cat/kittens can be adopted out.

What does PAWS provide?
PAWS will provide all vet care and medicine needed at our clinic which is open everyday 10am-4pm. Our foster care office and volunteer network will provide support and information on bottlefeeding, raising kittens, marketing animals for adoption, etc.

More information on fostering cats and kittens from PAWS, check out our Foster Care Handbook and Foster Cat Guide available as downloads at: http://www. phillypaws. org/downloads. cfm

PLEASE FORWARD TO YOUR FRIENDS! WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET!

Thank you!

contact Natalie if you can help

111 W Hunting Park Ave Philadelphia
natalie@phillypaw.org 267-385-3800 x 114

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One Response to “Foster: Urgent kitten crisis in Philly; Fosters needed”

  1. Jeez! There’s a kitten overload at our local shelter (not far from Philly). This is so sad.


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