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Kitten Season is here! Foster homes needed!

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (April 20, 2022) Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s Neonatal Kitten Nursery is the only one of its kind in South Florida and recently re-opened for the much-anticipated Kitten Season. This Kitten Season, Peggy Adams is expected to receive hundreds of neonatal kittens, which are newborns up to four weeks old. Peggy Adams is looking for additional temporary foster homes to help assist with the care of these kittens once they are of age and volunteers to feed the kittens (bottle feeders) while in the Kitten Nursery. 

During Kitten Season, many neonatal kittens are brought to Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League every day because they are separated from their mothers. These kittens are placed with foster families who are assist Peggy Adams in nurturing them until they are old enough to be adopted. Peggy Adams’ Kitten Nursery can hold up to 40 kittens and is staffed 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The Nursery acts as a pressure valve and allows for Peggy Adams to say “yes” to helping kittens while looking for a foster home for them. Our goal is to have enough foster volunteers to take care of the kittens, so they don’t have to grow up in a shelter environment.

More temporary foster homes are desperately needed to save the lives of kittens that arrive at Peggy Adams each day.

Rich Anderson, the Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, says, "Fostering is rewarding – and incredibly important. When you become a foster volunteer, you are helping to save multiple lives because you save the lives of the animals you foster, and you make space in our shelter to take in more homeless pets."

Peggy Adams provides all the supplies, and community service hours are available for fostering. For more information, please visit PeggyAdams.org/Foster or call 561-686-3663.

About Peggy Adams’ Kitten Nursery:

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League opened its Neonatal Kitten Nursery in 2016 with a revolutionary approach to saving the lives of more newborn kittens that require 24-hour care to survive. In 2017, Peggy Adams expanded the Kitten Nursery to accommodate even more kittens in Palm Beach County needing this type of care. So far this year, the Kitten Nursery is thriving, and it looks to be another busy kitten season. The community should be aware of some vital information if they see kittens this time of year.

Kittens less than four weeks old have little chance of survival if separated from their mothers. In fact, cats and kittens are the most at-risk animals for euthanasia in Palm Beach County. Most discoveries of newborn kittens don't call for human assistance, and no intervention is generally best until kittens can eat independently. For more information on what to do if you have found kittens, please visit PeggyAdams.org/Found-Kitten-Resources.

Since its inception, the Neonatal Kitten Nursery at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has made an impact the lives of over 3,149 kittens. It continues to help achieve the goals of Palm Beach County's Countdown 2 Zero initiative to save the lives of all adoptable pets in Palm Beach County. To inquire about volunteering in the Kitten Nursery, please visit PeggyAdams.org/Future-Volunteers, and for career opportunities, please visit PeggyAdams.org/Career-Opportunities.  

Photo: Keebler is our 1st kitten admitted into Peggy Adams’ Nursery. Keebler is now 8 weeks old and in a foster home.

About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League:

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League saves more lives than any other rescue organization in Palm Beach County, and it provides critical services to more than 30,000 animals each year.

The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is to provide shelter to lost, homeless, and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement, and education to further the bond between people and animals. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity navigator. Peggy Adams is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925. For more information and to donate, please visit PeggyAdams.org

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Media Contact: Cara MacVane, Email; 561.685.2342

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Contact: Lauren Ellis, Email; (Office) 561.472.8845

 

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