February was Spay/Neuter Awareness Month – Oops! Didn’t Spay? Kitten Season’s Coming… celebrate the Newborns at Baltimore Humane Society’s Kitten Shower March 9th

Six to eight million homeless cats, and dogs enter animal shelters every year. About half of these animals are adopted, but tragically, 2.7 million adoptable pets are put down. The majority of animals euthanized are healthy, sweet pets who would have made great companions. It doesn’t have to be this way.  By simply spaying and neutering our pets this tragic situation can be remedied.

In the meantime, however, as long as there are unneutered animals, spring will also signal the beginning of kitten season.  Baltimore Humane Society expects to get lots and lots of newborn kittens and that means a whole lot of extra care will be needed.  Typically, kittens need round the clock bottle feeding and a watchful eye.  So the no-kill shelter is asking for interested people to sign up as foster parents to help care for the newborns.  They can contact dpayne@bmorehumane.org for more information.

To celebrate the upcoming new arrivals, on March 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Baltimore Humane Society will be holding a Kitten Shower. The shower is an instructive and fun event that features demonstrations of bottle feeding kittens. There will also be Ask the Vet, fun “baby” shower games, refreshments, and of course, a registry.

Date:    Saturday, March 9th

  Baltimore Humane Society Adoption Center, 1601 Nicodemus Rd., Reisterstown

Time:      1p.m. – 4 p.m.

Free to the public

Below is a list of items Baltimore Humane Society has on its kitten registry to help it

Science Diet Kitten Dry Food
Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR) POWDER
Science Diet Kitten Canned Food
Digital Pet Thermometer
Digital Scale with Ounces
Kitten Safe Shampoo
Kitten Nursing Bottle
Snuggle Safe Heat Discs
Flea Combs
Non-Clumping Litter
Ceramic (sturdy) Water Bowls
Towels & Hand Towels
Kitten Grooming Wipes
Germicidal Bleach
Dish Detergent
Laundry Detergent
Karo Syrup
Coated Paper Plates (small & large)
Litter Pans (small with low sides)
Latex & Non-Latex Gloves (medium)

And of course, financial donations are always needed!

About The Baltimore Humane Society:

The Baltimore Humane Society, founded in 1927 by Mrs. Elsie Seeger Barton, is an independent, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, which offers low-cost veterinary care to the public, and a pet cemetery with grief support services. We receive no operational funding from the local or federal governments, or any national animal welfare organizations. For more information about BHS, and how you can contribute, volunteer, adopt, or foster, please visit www.bmorehumane.org.

Baltimore Humane Society… Your best friend is waiting.