Each year the provides shelter, medical and foster care to hundreds of kittens before they are ready for adoption. This year alone, EBSPCA has adopted out more than 350 kittens in fewer than 250 days. The need for food, formula and other items necessary to get these kittens started off on the right paw is critical.
Between August 21 and September 21, EBSPCA is asking people to donate food and other supplies to help complement the care we give to kittens, some of which need to be bottle fed upon arrival at the East Bay SPCA. Kittens are fostered until they are eight weeks old and weigh at least two pounds. Most kittens are fostered for 2-6 weeks and those that are not weaned require bottle feeding with kitten formula. In 2011, 630 cats and kittens were fostered at the East Bay SPCA. During kitten season, which typically runs from the spring through fall, East Bay SPCA foster families care for 70 to 80 kittens a day.
“Caring for young or unweaned kittens is a very labor intensive process and supplies go quickly,” explains Allison Lindquist, executive director of the East Bay SPCA. “We are grateful to our foster families who care for these kittens until they are ready to enter our adoption program. We’re hoping members of the public will help us too by providing food, heating pads, toys and other critical supplies to help us care for these precious kittens.”
Item donations start at just under $5.00 each! Kitten formula, heating pads, and even toys are essential for a kitten’s health and wellness! EBSPCA asks that online item donations be shipped to East Bay SPCA c/o "The Kittens", 8323 Baldwin St., Oakland, CA 94621.
About East Bay SPCA
The East Bay SPCA (EBSPCA) is a nonprofit organization committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. We strive to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. More information about EBSPCA can be found at www.eastbayspca.org or by calling 510.569.0702.