Sickness and Kittens and Cats OH MY!
With kitten season quickly approaching and the weather getting warmer cat intakes usually skyrocket. Cat claimouts by owners are less than 5% a year. That means that most cats that come through the PHS doors are here until they are adopted. There is a level of cleanliness and care that go into each animal that can cost a minimum of $80 per cat. Normally during this time we can expect the shelters cat kennels to fill in a matter of hours. Donations are always welcome and help so much during the spring time each year but this year with COVID-19 and the potential to fall under Shelter in Place we are asking the public to help follow recommended NACA cat intake procedures.
Suspending all intakes of healthy stray and community cats.
As a community we should avoid using trapping methods to capture cats.
Continue to take in/house animals that are Sick, injured or in immediate danger.
Cats and Kittens that appear healthy should be left alone.
You might have come across the kittens while their mother is off searching for food, or is in the process of moving them to a different location. Try to determine if the mother is coming back for them, or if they are truly orphaned.
Please click the following link for more information on found "orphaned kittens" http://www.animalalliancenyc.org/wordpress/2013/05/what-to-do-and-not-do-if-you-find-a-newborn-kitten/