Kittens & Kitten Cats
27 June, 2015
2014 was another very hectic year with nearly 300 kittens rehomed. Sadly, we expect this year to be just as hectic, despite LCRs ongoing and rigorous neutering scheme.
Kitten season usually starts in earnest in late April. Kittens tend to find their forever homes quickly so for a real-time update on kitten availability please contact the Shelter (01875 821 025, 9am to 5pm daily).
Whilst kittens are fantastic fun, please don't discount some of our older guests. A slightly older cat makes an amazing pet - being calmer and less demanding that a kitten. What's more, the personality of an older cat is already known and so you can be more certain that you are getting the right cat for you. Check out some of the more mature cats we currently have in our care, looking for their forever homes.
Kitten fosterers urgently needed
We always prefer for newborn kittens and pregnant mum cats to have the 1-2-1 attention which our kitten fosterer network is best placed to provide. However we are very short of kitten fosterers.
Looking after kittens is a big responsibility and time commitment and so we do place some requirements on our fosterers:
To be a fosterer you must have experience of owning cats, although training and ongoing support will of course be given.
Ideally, there must be someone at home most of the time - if you're out for an hour or two a day that's ok, but someone working full time would not be suitable.
You MUST have your own transport and be willing to travel to our vet in Gorebridge or Loanhead - in an emergency this can be required at all hours of day or night
You MUST have a spare room - it's ok if you have other pets, but your foster troop must have their own quiet and confined space
Please give the Shelter a call (01875 821025) if you would be interested in becoming a fosterer.