Thursday, May 7, 2009

22 Litters and Counting

Kitten season is not coming. It's here. And it's in full swing. The
Animal Care & Control Team (ACCT) shelter -- which is run by the Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) -- is overflowing with litters!

Twenty-two litters, to be exact. And that number is rising rapidly.

We have kitties. We have mommas. We have kitties and mommas. We have some mommas who were turned in without their babies, so they're taking care other mommas' kitties, who were turned in without their mommas. (Try saying that five times.....)

In other words, we are in dire need of foster homes.

Our goal is to place every single one of them in time for Mother's Day on May 10. Preferably sooner, of course, as there are surely 22 more litters waiting on deck. 'Tis the season.

ACCT will provide all veterinary care and medicines free of charge, as well as support and information on bottle-feeding, caring for kittens, and other foster-motherhood questions. You can think of us as the Dr. Spock for all things furry.

To see pictures/descriptions of all 23 litters looking for homes, visit:

If you can make a difference and become a foster parent, please call ACCT at (267) 385-3800 or stop by our shelter at 111 W. Hunting Park Avenue in Philadelphia between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM (we're open 7 days a week!). Or, you can email Natalie (, Jill (, or Jennifer (

Thank you for finding room in your home and your heart for these precious babies.

PS: Still on the fence? Here's some inspiration:

1 comment:

  1. Having just spent 10 minutes laughing at my foster litter until my face hurt watching them swoop and jump all over each other and the furniture I can tell you that fostering a litter is the BEST STRESS RELIEVER there is just have to laugh at the babies and stroke them and whatever bad stuff is bothering ou - just fades away. Yes, its work ..they are messy eaters and a whole litter and a litter box- well it has to be cleaned a lot ..but watching the little guys grow big and strong and learing to live in a house and meet the resident cats and dogs and all the people who pick them up ..well there is nothing better - TRY IT YOU WILL LIKE IT I BET !!!!


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