|It's KITTEN SEASON!
||[Apr. 18th, 2013|08:16 pm]
It has been a long time since I've posted to this. I suppose Facebook has taken over, but I am not one to frequent Facebook. Too many postings I don't really find applicable to what we do, and I find it hard to be heard above the noise. |
Anyway, we are getting calls almost daily about kittens now. Some people are looking to adopt, some people finding apparently motherless kittens, pregnant strays, and always the feral cats that need to be brought under control with litters of kittens popping out everywhere. We are doing what we can, with several pregnant strays or new moms with kittens placed in foster care, adding orphaned kittens to them where we can, but we are loaded to capacity right now. It is so frustrating to be at capacity in just a month and a half into the season. We are desperately in need of more foster homes and volunteers to help us weekends at Petco on Gosford in Bakersfield. Especially is help needed as the first of the kittens reach 8 weeks.
If you can help at all or spread the word, we sure would appreciate it. Just call 661-248-0299. PLEASE spay/neuter your pets and encourage EVERYONE you know to do so. If you feed, or know someone who feeds, a stray or feral cat(s), PLEASE get them fixed as well. If you need advice, help, whatever, call us!
Our CUP will be coming up for renewal again next month and we are confident we will have no problems continuing our small shelter operation. We are permitted for 60 rescue cats and have been at our limit for the past few years, so we have ALL kittens in foster care in Bakersfield. (I do miss having some around!) We are currently doing a lot of cleaning and painting. We are working to get together funds so that the property can be weeded and weed-wacked. Brush clearance is due mid-June. If you can help with the funds we need to care for the shelter and the cats, please donate on our website or send a check to PO Box 0488, Lebec, CA 93243.
Thank you for your support!