Want to Save Lives of Orphaned Kittens? This Is How You Do It
With kitten season in full swing, animal shelters and rescue organizations have their hands full with litters of furry babies coming in every day. And it’s not only about lacking “manpower” to take care of orphaned kittens, although it also contributes to the problem, but the fact that kittens don’t do well in a shelter at the first place. These babies are so fragile and susceptible to diseases, that, even with the best care, merely being in an animal shelter can lead to their untimely death.
According to statistics, kittens under 8 weeks of age are one of the most endangered populations in the United States, as shelters are forced to euthanize them due to their inability to care for them. That’s where you come in. By volunteering your time and taking in just one orphaned kitten to foster, you are effectively saving 20 kitten lives.
I’m not going to lie to you, fostering kittens is not a breeze. I did it a few times myself, and it’s really time intensive. You will be taking care of an infant, albeit a four-legged one, and it means you got to step it up. But, trust me, getting up at night to bottle feed them, rubbing their little bellies to help them poop, and, essentially, your world revolving around them for a few weeks- it all pays off. And how could it not, when you see that a little effort led to you helping a baby that was all but forsaken grow up into a beautiful, healthy kitten.
To encourage and support those of you who are willing to join the initiative and help save kitten lives, ASPCA started campaign. By signing a pledge to foster a kitten this season, you’ll get access to exclusive Kitten Care Pawckage that contains tips and advice on caring for unweaned kittens.
So, what are you waiting for? Sign a pledge today and be the person that saves a kitten from sure death. Be a hero to kitties!
A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.
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