Friday, 20 April 2018 16:45

A baby shower for kittens Featured

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TRENTON - A baby shower for kittens.


The SPCA of Hancock county recently took in four mother cats and their baby kittens and are asking the community for help with supplies that are needed to care for the babies.


Animal care tech River Kelley said, "The little kittens are brand new they just arrived we have a range of ages right now."


She said even more kittens are on the way because they have a lot more pregnant mothers. "There are fourteen here right now."


Spring is also known as kitten season here in Maine.


"We find that we have more pregnant mom's coming in in the spring when it starts warming up. So we tend to have a segment of the year that's like high kitten intake, and through the fall and winter we see fewer of the," said Kelley.


Although the kittens are too little to be adopted right now you can still see them.


"We want to make sure we are adopting out animals that are as healthy as possible," said Kelley.


She said they are expecting a lot of people to come in and adopt these kittens once they are old enough. SPCA also helps you through the process of getting the necessary vaccinations.


"Everybody will get their first three dispenser vaccines through the shelter, they will get microchipped, they get de-wormed, they also get their rabbis vaccine when they're older enough that usually happens at the same time as spay neuters."


With all these kittens they need a little help with supplies which is why they are throwing a kitten shower.


"What we're asking for is people to bring us kitten milk replacement kmr, wet cat food, we need lots of both of those," said Kelley.



Shonna Narine

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