We have been fortunate with our first 2015 kitten group to have a queen and her three babies. The kittens were only three days old when they came to the foster home, and having the queen has made it an effortless group. Abbey has been a great momma and the kittens have had no illness and are growing into healthy, playful, and energetic kittens. What joy it is to watch the blind and deaf kittens grow over the weeks to being able to climb up in the chair with you and romp around the room chasing each other, playing with mom's tail, eating solid food, and crawl in your lap for petting when you are sitting on the floor with them. The kittens are now five weeks old, and it will be a matter of weeks before they are returned for spay/neuter and then finding themselves in forever families. Abbey will possibly be available sooner as she has already started the weaning process and is beginning to physically separate herself from the kittens during their day.
If you have been thinking about fostering and haven't yet made the leap to be an active volunteer, please consider it as the rewards far outweigh the work involved. To raise kittens who have been socialized to humans so they can be wonderful pets for their forever families is in a sense the offering of pure love. If you are unable to foster for any reason, please consider volunteering for your local shelter as there are more needs than can be imagined. It's all for the good of our community's animals and helping make our world a better place to live for all.