Kitten Season is Here!
That means thousands of our tiniest feline friends will need our help over the next few months. Here are a few ways you can help support homeless kittens and save lives.
Don’t Kit-nap Kittens
When we find a litter of kittens, our good-hearted instincts tell us to rush to the aid of these fragile felines. Thankfully, human intervention is typically not required. In fact, the best thing we can do is leave the kittens alone. Mom will likely return shortly, and it’s critical that the kittens remain in her care as she offers the best chance for survival (don’t forget to get mom and kittens spayed/neutered once they’re eight weeks old). If you find kittens and are extremely certain that they are orphaned, you can then step in and help by caring for the kittens until they’re old enough to find homes. Learn more!
Donate to our Kitten Nursery and Bottle Baby Kitten ICU
These intensive care units house kittens who range from newborns who require 24-hour care to older kittens who need to gain weight and be socialized. Between staffing, medical care, vaccinations, toys, litter, food and other supplies, it costs more than $500,000 a year to operate the Kitten Nursery and Bottle Baby Kitten ICU. Last year, we were able to care for more than 2,000 kittens thanks to our community’s support. Make a lifesaving gift today to help us continue to save the lives of these precious kittens. Donate now!
Outdoor Cats: Do you love them, or are they driving you crazy?
Either way, we can all agree there are too many on our streets and there is a simple solution to help! The most important step you can take to help reduce the number of homeless cats is to ensure that all outdoor cats in your neighborhood are spayed/neutered. Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs are the most humane and effective way to stabilize outdoor cat populations, which also eliminates the yowling, fighting, or spraying that is keeping you up at night. The Animal Defense League of Arizona provides resources and training to safely TNR cats in the Valley. Visit spayneuterhotline.org for help with outdoor cats in your neighborhood, or complete a TNR request form. Learn More!