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Don't Kit-Nap Kittens!

Don't Kit-Nap Kittens!

If you find a litter of kittens, your first reaction might be to bring them to your local animal shelter. But chances are, their mother is close by – and you may actually be “kit-napping” them.  Once newborns are separated from their mother, their chances of survival drop dramatically. Check out these resources before determining how to intervene when finding kittens.

Take this short quiz from the ASPCA to help guide your decision!


found kittens outside

I Found Kittens Outside, What Do I Do?

Take this short quiz from the ASPCA to determine what you should do with found kittens.

Kitten Care

Kitten Care (You'd Make a Great Foster!)

Orphaned kittens will need a foster home and a caregiver to care for them—hopefully, that is you! Visit Kitten Lady's website for information on how to care for the kittens until they are old enough for adoption. Start on the "Age section" to see what level of care the kittens need and collaborate with Peggy Adams or a private veterinarian for their medical care.



Kitten Care

Finding Loving Homes

Socialized young kittens (2+ months of age) can be adopted into loving homes (maybe that is you!) after they are spayed or neutered. Visit our Wellness Clinic page to make an appointment if you'd like to keep the kittens. Or,  if you need help finding them a new home, go to our Rehome a Pet page.

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Kittens are not dropped off by the stork! If you have seen adult cats where the kittens were found, then it's time to trap, neuter, vaccinate, and return everyone. This will set them up for long, healthy lives outdoors as community cats and prevent more kittens from being born. 

Stop the cycle, TNVR your community cats!


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