ALBANY, Ore. — June is prime kitten season–the time of the year when local shelters are overwhelmed by the number of cats coming in.
Now, a local shelter needs the community’s help in providing a safe foster homes for the kittens.
SafeHaven Humane Society gets anywhere from 50 to 70 calls a day about homeless cats and kittens.
They currently have about 85 kittens in local foster care. SafeHaven employees say that number is just going to continue to rise, and they need more foster parents to help them out.
Some of the littlest ones, younger than 8 weeks old or weighing less than two pounds, tend to get sick easily, especially in shelters.
That’s why SafeHaven needs more foster homes.
“It makes the kittens much more adoptable. It also helps them be healthier. Without our foster homes, we would not be able to help nearly as many cats and kittens and dogs and puppies as we can,” said Foster Care and Rescue Coordinator Hannah Sheler with SafeHaven Humane Society.
If you want to offer up a permanent home, SafeHaven is offering a June “smitten for kittens” special–adopt one kitten, and the second one is half the price.
To find out how you can become a foster parent, click here.