Bucks County SPCA Private Non-Profit Serving
Bucks County Since 1912
24 Hour Emergency Phone: 215.794.7425

Save Some Small, Furry Lives This Spring

kitten stay for webEvery year kitten season starts in the spring and brings hundreds of baby cats to our doors. Kittens under 10 weeks or so are placed in foster care, where they can learn all about living with a family and their immune systems have a chance to develop before coming to the shelter to find their forever homes. By fostering these little ones you are giving  them the best chance at a long, happy and healthy life.

What is Involved with Fostering?

You provide a calm nurturing environment where the kittens can flourish and become well socialized. We’ll set you up with the cat supplies you need, and cover the cost of food and other necessities. Cats and kittens need to come to the Bucks County SPCA at scheduled intervals for routine vaccines and worming. Whenever possible, cats and kittens will be tested for feline leukemia before being fostered.

Best of all you’ll get weeks of cute buzz-y purrs, soft kneading paws and heart-melting gazes from your foster kittens.

How do I become a Foster Parent?

Come to one of our Kitten Foster Orientations

Please note new date Tuesday, April 7 at 6 pm at our Lahaska shelter, 1665 Street Road (Please register so we know how many people to expect).

Thursday, April 2 at 6 pm at our Upper Bucks shelter, 60 Reservoir Road, Quakertown (Please register so we know how many people to expect)

Can’t attend? No problem, simply call your closest shelter. 215.794.7425 for the Lahaska shelter or 267.347.4674 for Upper Bucks and ask about fostering kittens.

 Can I Help if I can’t Foster?

Absolutely! Please consider donating an item from our
Kitten Season Wish List:

  • Canned Cat/Kitten food(prefer Pate style)
  • Dry Kitten food
  • Non-Clumping litter
  • KMR Milk Replacement Powder
  • Kitten nursing bottles
  • Small cat beds
  • Fleece baby blankets
  • Toys (ie: springs, balls, mice etc.)
  • Pet store gift cards
  • Small stainless steel bowls
  • Shallow litter boxes

Pet Welfare and Wellness Series

ScrappySILKYXbluetancuteThe Bucks County SPCA is partnering with Holiday House Pet Resort and Doylestown Veterinary Hospital to help you and your pets have the best possible life together. The Pet Welfare & Wellness Series will help you and your pets get the most of your relationship from day one through grey muzzles.

This free, four-part series covers Adopting a Shelter Pet, Pet First Aid, Pet Socialization & Training and Caring for Senior Pets. Attendees are invited to sign up for one or all four events. Children are welcome and each presentation will have information specifically tailored for them.

It is our hope that the Pet Welfare and Wellness Series will help head off some of the problems that all to often lead to pets being surrendered to shelters and will strengthen the bond between pets and their people.

The Pet Welfare and Wellness Series:

Adopting a Shelter Pet
March 19th, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bucks County SPCA, Upper Bucks Shelter
60 Reservoir Road, Quakertown PA
Sign Up

Pet First Aid
April 20, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Health & Wellness Center
847 Easton Road, Warrington, PA
Sign Up

Pet Socialization and Training
May 21, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Holiday House Pet Resort
380 North Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA
Sign Up

Caring for Senior Pets
June 16, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bucks County SPCA Lahaska Shelter
1665 Street Road, Lahaska, PA
Sign Up
All presentations are free, but seating is limited. Please use the links above to reserve your spot.

Conversations with Cats, Valentine’s Day Edition

Location: Bucks County SPCA Cat Adoption RoomCat Kissing Booth

Hey cats, Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. We should plan a fun activity to promote how lovable and adoptable you all are, how about a kissing booth? Look I found this cute picture online, doesn’t that look great?

Abigail Cat
Abigail

Judging by the the look on Abigail’s face the cats weren’t quite convinced that my kissing booth was such a great idea. “Why don’t you let us do our own research and we’ll get back to you on that one” she said. So I gave them some time to think it over and returned to the cat room in a bit.

Upon entering I could tell something was up. The cats looked even more pleased with themselves than normal, which as anyone who knows cats knows, is quite a bit.

Tiger Cat
Tiger

This time Tiger was voted spokescat. She addressed me from her throne – also known as the lap of a volunteer. “We’ve thought it over” Tiger proclaimed “and decided that a kissing booth is really something a *sniff* dog would do. So we did some research of our own and figured out how to re-brand this to be more, well, feline.” Tiger nudged her volunteer servant who dutifully showed me the picture the cats had deemed appropriate for a Valentine’s Day event.

 

khissing booth

Sigh. The cats want a hissing booth? Well, I thought to myself, at least they only want to charge 5 cents per hiss.  I tried to explain to Tiger that maybe promoting hissing wasn’t the best way to get people to adopt them, but she was having none of it. “Nonsense” she told me. “Anyone who wants to adopt a cat knows that sometimes cats hiss, especially when they have to live in a place with so many cats and so few servants.” Here she paused and glanced around the room to make sure we all understood that a double-digit number of cats to a single-digit number of servants is a COMPLETELY unacceptable situation.

I could see that the cats were not going to let go of the hissing booth. So I did what any good cat lover does when faced with feline logic. I bribed them. “Great” I told the cats, “no kissing booth for you guys, we’ll leave that to the dogs.” Pulling out a crinkly bag full of cat treats, I instantly got their attention. As I started doling out the treats I asked “How about we tell everyone how loving and affectionate you can be and lower your adoption donations to just $14 for the week of February 14th?”

I decided to take the contented sound of munching as agreement and bolted out of the room before the cats did any more research on their own.

And now I am very happy to tell you that the wonderful cats at the Bucks County SPCA are full of love will show this through their tail shimmies, slow eye blinks, head bumps and buzz-y purrs (though they may also display their hissing skills on occasion). Cats over one year old can also be adopted for only $14 February 8th through 15th!