As we prepare for the upcoming kitten season, we want everyone to know the do’s and don’t’s if you stumble upon a litter of kittens. We also have a variety of ways that you can help!
- If you find a litter of kittens please make sure the mother is truly gone and not coming back before you intervene. If the kittens are clean and quiet their mother is most likely out hunting and will be returning shortly.
- If you find a lone kitten, it is possible that the mother is in the process of moving the litter, keep watch from a safe distance to make sure the mother is not returning before you intervene. Mother cats frequently move their litters for safety.
- If the kittens are dirty and crying then something may have happened to the mother and it might be time to intervene.
- In all cases we recommend keeping an eye on the litter and we can help guide you through trapping the mom and her kittens.
How you can help –
- Spay/neuter your pets – there is help available if you are unable to afford the procedure. Mesa County Animal Services and Grand Valley Pets Alive offer subsidy coupons to help offset the cost. Animal Birth Control is a local veterinary clinic that specializes in low cost spays and neuters.
- Donate – This could be money, supplies or even your time. All rescue organizations rely on donations and volunteers, we can’t do it without them.
- Be a foster – The more foster homes available the more kittens we can save. It is easier than you might think and will be a rewarding experience for the whole family. Please visit our website for an application and more information about our Foster Care Program.