Kitten season is around the corner! This annual influx of kittens around this time of year follows the cats’ breeding cycle beginning in March in the Western Hemisphere. Although kitten season may sound like a cute time of year, kittens are one of the most vulnerable groups of cats for euthanasia at shelters. The high intake of kittens can decrease their chances of survival due to overcrowding. Over 1.4 million cats enter U.S. shelters each year, but sadly, 3 in 10 will not make it out alive.
The good news is that you can help kittens and gain a new lovable companion! ACR is looking for foster parents to temporarily house kittens in their home. Fostering helps free up valuable space at ACR headquarters and helps kittens receive one-on-one attention and socialization, making them better candidates for adoption. Fostering is great for cat lovers who want the joy of having a kitten but cannot make the life-long commitment of having a permanent companion.
ACR provides foster parents with training and resources to help them best care for kittens. In return, fosters receive the valuable and heartwarming experience of caring for and loving a kitten; plus, the satisfaction of knowing they truly are saving lives! Our current foster parents enjoy meeting so many amazing kittens, each with their own purrsonalities, and they’re rewarded by watching their kittens adopted into loving forever homes.
If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our program.
Alley Cat Rescue is leading in the way in promoting humane and compassionate care for ALL cats.