Kitten season started this week. I’m keeping an eye on these three little girls until they’re old enough to find their forever homes.
Meet Crumpet, Pip, and Banshee. They’re about four weeks old.
Banshee was the first named and yes she is vocal about everything. Crumpet was caught a few hours after her sisters and it took her a little bit discover how good snuggles are, now she loves them. Pip likes to squeak in response to her sister. Everyone loves to eat. Everyone likes to climb on me.
How about their mum? She was trapped yesterday, will be spayed, and returned to where she was found. Learn more about TNR.
On March 31st, Maggie and her four kittens (who were 6 days old at the time) came to spend a few weeks with us. They’re growing and in the past few days went from sleeping to constant movement with extra naps.
Hopefully soon I’ll get some good photos of everyone.
Maggie is very loving and enjoys spending time with me. She’s quite talkative and I enjoy our conversations.
My primary job is to help socialize the kittens so they will be comfortable in their forever home. In this modern era that means they’re active on social media! While I post many foster kittens photos my own accounts, the kittens have their own! They are on instagram as @JustEnoughKittens and have a Facebook page too.
If you would like to support my foster kittens, please donate to Westchester Humane Society at New Rochelle. Why don’t I set up a Patreon or some sort of donation page? While there are supplies I would love (not to mention gas money), I’d much prefer donations to help as many kittens and puppies as possible. The humane society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit so you can get a tax deduction this way. Thank you.
It’s kitten season. What does that mean? That means that local shelters will quickly become inundated with adorable kittens.
How can you help?
For example my local humane society, the Humane Society of Westchester at New Rochelle, loves donations. Money is valuable as then they can use it where it’s needed most. They maintain a wish list of specific items that are useful. I go through tons of towels each kitten season and was very thankful for a box of disinfecting wipes that I took home along with meds when a foster kitten had a spectacular poop problem last year. (If you can donate the ones that are scrubby on one side, those are super nice If you donate disposable gloves I’m going to ask for a range of sizes including small. Like the kittens, everyone working and volunteering comes in a range of sizes. Perhaps your budget is tight, maybe you can donate your time or even consider fostering. Fostering has two-fold benefits for shelters: first the kittens are socialized and are more adoptable, second you free up space by allowing the kittens to grow and learn how to be kittens before they’re placed in the shelter to wait for their forever home.
These kittens are being fostered by a friend. Don’t you want to help them?
On Wednesday I went with a friend to TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) two cats in our area. This is something I hope to do more of in the future. What is TNR? This is a program to help control the community cat populations without senseless killing. By returning the cats to where they were found, they’re more likely to survive as the already have shelter and know of food sources. Sure it’s not a cozy warm pillow, but adult feral cats are generally not candidates to be brought indoors, you can learn more about socialization from Alley Cat Allies. We trapped both, one already had his ear tipped so he was released immediately. Overall, this program has been incredibly effective in our area.
Greta and Hans haven’t failed fostering yet, but they’re walking a very fine line. After limping on Tuesday and causing me worry, Greta has a checkup next Wednesday and they’ll stay with us at least until then. She’s walking fine now so I believe she knew we were discussing what day they’d go back to wait for their forever home(s)☆ and knew how to stay with us a little longer.
Shadow and Buddy are getting along with them and the kittens have become quite skilled at cat doors so we gave up on seperating everyone at night. As the heat isn’t on yet, four cats in bed is nice and cozy!
If you could, please consider a donation to New Rochelle Humane Society. If budget is difficult (and trust me $5 makes a difference), please consider liking their facebook page even if you aren’t local. If you are interested in adopting these two adorable kittens, please contact NRHS to let them know. Thank you!
☆ home? homes? Hans gets lonely so I personally think he’d be much happier if adopted with his sister or into a home with others for him to play and snuggle with.
Last Friday there was a plea posted on Facebook by the New Rochelle Humane Society asking for someone to foster a special kitten. I couldn’t get in touch with them fast enough.
She is recovering from being thrown out a window and a kind person brought them to the shelter. Her shoulder is broken and she’s in a cast for a few weeks and needs some extra love and snuggles. Greta’s brother, Hans, was also thrown, he suffered from a slight limp for a few days. They are two of the sweetest kittens I have had the honour of fostering. Within an hour of bringing them home they were both curled up on my lap. They love giving me kisses in exchange for cuddles. When they purr? My heart melts. Greta hasn’t let the cast stop her from figuring out how to get around and do what she needs to. I was surprised to find her up on the shelf! On Wednesday Greta went for a checkup and Hans was very lonely, so I brought him to my office and he napped on my lap for several hours.
If you can help support Greta’s medical care, I would very much appreciate it. While her expenses aren’t as high as they could be, they aren’t free. Information about donation options can be found on the New Rochelle Humane Society‘s website. Thank you.