Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring has spring and kitten season is here!

By Laura Fulda

Easter is just around the corner, and while that conjures up soft and cuddly bunnies in some people’s minds, it makes me think about kittens. That’s because we’ve already seen dozens of kittens at Humane Society Silicon Valley. In fact, just this past week, two kittens were found near our dog park and several more hungry, scared kittens were found in a box near our parking lot! Thankfully, our staff quickly found them and our medical specialists are tending to them. These precious fur balls were just a few weeks old, so they will be given medical exams and placed into foster homes until they are 8 weeks old or weigh at least two pounds. That’s the age and weight kittens must be before they are ready to be spayed/neutered and placed up for adoption. If you'd like to learn more about helping orphan kittens or becoming a foster parent, check out our upcoming class on Raising Orphan Kittens or our Kitten Foster Orientation Class. Foster parents play a vital role in helping us save the lives of a thousand plus kittens every year. 

Fortunately, loving families quickly scoop kittens up, because who doesn’t love a playful, cuddly kitten? The downside is the presence of adoptable kittens usually means adult cats are overlooked.

To help find homes for all these furry felines, as well as adult dogs, Humane Society Silicon Valley is offering Pawfurred Pricing throughout the month of April. If you adopt a cat or dog age 6 months or older from Humane Society Silicon Valley, you can pay an adoption fee that fits your budget.  Every animal goes home vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped and with an ID tag. This is really a good deal since spay/neuter surgery alone can cost up to $300 at a private vet office. The bottom line: If you adopt a cat or dog from HSSV, not only are you saving a life, but you’re helping to create space so a new cat/dog can be adopted into a loving home. And, you’re saving money. A win-win in my book.

Want to Take the Next Step? Click here to see HSSV’s adoptable cats and dogs.

Click here to learn more about HSSV’s adoption procedure.

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