Every March, the shelter staff and volunteers anticipate the spring with a mixture of elation (we are Pittsburghers after all wanting to get away from a long and dreary winter) and trepidation (we know kitten season is about to start.) Since this past weekend, 9 Moms with newborn kittens have arrived at the Western PA Humane Society North Shore Shelter. While lots of us go "aww ...newborn kittens -- how cute!" shelter staff and volunteers know that this is the start of a very long season of hard work finding foster homes to care for these babies until they are ready for adoption.
Your love and attention will allow these babies to reach the weight they need to be spayed/neutered and adopted. The foster time period for these youngsters can run from a couple of weeks to a couple of months. Raising and socializing our fuzzy babies is an experience like no other. It requires a commitment of time and patience, and it's not uncommon for kittens to get sick after arriving in your home.
Our clinic staff will provide all of the medical support, medications and supplies you need to see your foster animals through any illness. The hardest part of fostering is bringing your foster animals back to the shelter for adoption. But the best cure for that is to take home another bunch of babies!
Do you think you have what it takes to foster? Find out more at http://www.wpahumane.org/foster.html