Luckily, there's a lot you can do to make kitten season go better for shelters and animals alike. Here's what you need to know.
Rescue groups like Cat Team 7 in Norfolk, Virginia, don't even have a shelter where cats and kittens can live while waiting to be adopted. Like many animal rescue groups, Cat Team 7 is entirely foster based, which means the group can only save as many animals are there are families willing to take them in for a spell.
Fosters are essential in a number of ways, especially during kitten season. By taking in these animals, fosters free up much-needed space in very full shelters. They can also do things like tend to newborn kittens, who require regular bottle feeding to stay alive. Most shelters aren't equipped to handle round-the-clock care of the youngest kittens, which puts these vulnerable creatures especially at risk of euthanasia.
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Wish you could make a difference but don't know how? We accept donations from private citizens and/or businesses, such as dog & cat food (canned and dry), cat litter, old blankets, sheets or towels, pet toys, new or gently used leashes and collars, basic medical supplies (such as bandage material, rubbing alcohol, antibiotic ointments etc.), new or gently used travel carriers or crates (all sizes), and kitten milk supplement. Still want to do more? Cash donations are used towards medical bills for the animals. The more we have, the more we can make a difference! Why not try a fundraiser at the office, with proceeds to be donated to our animal shelter! It could make all the difference in the world to a dog or cat in need!What's the best part about adopting an adult cat? You are literally saving a life! Sadly, a cat's chances for adoption decrease with age and the majority of adult cats at shelters are euthanized because most people want to adopt kittens. An adult cat makes a wonderful pet if someone would give them a chance! Check out the purr-fect adult cats available for adoption at the Prince William County Animal Shelter!The "Featured Pets" listing is updated on a weekly basis so please check back regularly for new additions and adoption success stories! This listing represents only a small group of our animals housed at the Prince William County Animal Shelter. Please visit the shelter in person to be sure you meet every one of the animals available for adoptable. The Prince William County Animal Shelter tracks our animals by reference numbers (example: SAR #123). Please provide this reference number (note: listed as the I.D. on Petfinder) when inquiring about a particular animal. Are you considering adopting a cat or kitten? Depending on your age and lifestyle, you may be better off adopting an adult cat rather than a kitten. If you are elderly, work long hours, or have young children, an adult cat may be the best match for your home. If you plan to leave a kitten home alone while you're working, the kitten may become lonely and destructive. An adult cat is usually much calmer and less likely to get into trouble than a kitten. If you lead a very busy lifestyle, consider adopting two cats to keep each other company. Young children move quickly and like to hug pets. As a result, children may accidentally hurt a small kitten or cause a kitten to bite or scratch if it's scared. An adult cat, on the other hand, is more likely to tolerate children and less likely to be injured. Senior citizens are often unprepared for a kitten's energy level and most experts recommend a calm adult or older cat for an elderly household. Considering adding a new pet to your family? Come visit the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and meet adoptable dogs and puppies, cats and kittens, bunnies, guinea pigs, ferrets, gerbils, birds, snakes, and more! Take a tour of the shelter, talk with staff and volunteers about shelter programs and adoptable pets, and enjoy interacting with animals that are waiting for homes.