Mother Knows Best - Please Don't Kittennap
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Mother Knows Best - Please Don't Kittenap.
The weather is warming, the flowers are blooming, and kitten season has begun. At the Chautauqua County Humane Society we are receiving reports of "abandoned litters of kittens." At CCHS we appreciate the concern and are glad that you are looking out for the best interest of the kittens.
Are you completely sure that the kittens have been abandoned? These are specifically kittens that are under 2 pounds in weight, or under 2 months of age. Here is some good information provided by Greenvillepets.org on what to do should you spot a litter of young kittens:
See if Mom is around: If she is gone wait 2-4 hours to see if she comes back. She could just be out hunting for a meal.
If Mom is there: Just leave the kittens where they are until they are two months old or weigh two pounds. If they kittens are in immediate danger then move then to a safe outdoor space.
If Mom is gone: You should foster the kittens, or find someone who can foster the kittens, until they are two months old or weigh two pounds.
Click here to learn more about fostering through the Chautauqua County Humane Society.
Weaned kittens: Once the kittens have reached two pounds, or are two months old bring them to the Chautauqua County Humane Society to be altered.
Click here to learn more about the CCHS low cost spay/neuter clinic.
The kittens must be brought to CCHS in a humane cat trap. After the kittens have been altered they can be returned to their natural habitat.
For more information call the CCHS low cost spay/neuter clinic at 665-2209x205.