Every 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