Spring is here, and the forecast calls for kitten showers.
Every year during spring, thousands of tiny kittens arrive in overwhelming numbers at our local animal shelters during a period known as “kitten season.” As the name implies, it’s the time of year when unspayed female cats have most of their kittens, and generally stretches from May to November. Community help is needed to make sure every life is saved. By fostering a kitten — or a few — folks are providing them the chance to grow up and find families of their very own. With so many of the tiniest lives at risk, your help is needed to make sure every whiskered purr filled kitten can look forward to a bright future.
To get ready for kitten season, we are throwing a Kitten Shower and you are invited for purrs, whiskers, kitten themed games and festivities! Visit the Best Friends Lifesaving Center at 307 W Broadway in SoHo on Sunday, March 27 from 1-3 p.m. to shower these bundles of kitten fuzz with needed donations, kitten care gifts, and learn about kitten fostering. Can’t make it to the shower? We’ve provided an Amazon Wishlist for so you can send your kitten shower gift!
Kittens, especially newborns, require specialized and around-the-clock care to help them thrive. By asking the public to sign up to foster now, before it starts raining cats and kittens, shelters and rescue organizations nationwide will have time to onboard and train new fosters, so everyone is ready when the kittens arrive. Starting early means making sure everyone is prepared so that every little life is saved.
As adorable as a wave of kittens sounds, it’s serious business. Newborn kittens are among the most at-risk animals entering shelters – proof that there really can be too much of a cute thing. Sadly, Best Friends’ data shows that two cats are killed in shelters for every one dog. In 2020, nearly 347,000 dogs and cats were killed in America’s animal shelters, of which nearly 70 percent were cats and kittens.
About Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society is the leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from an estimated 17 million per year to around 347,000. Best Friends runs lifesaving programs all across the country, as well as the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Working collaboratively with a network of more than 3,600 animal welfare and shelter partners, and community members nationwide, Best Friends is working to Save Them All®. For more information, visit bestfriends.org.