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West Palm Beach, FL- (April 23, 2018) Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League opened their Neonatal Kitten Nursery in 2016 in a revolutionary approach to saving lives of more newborn kittens that require 24-hour care to survive. In 2017 they expanded the Kitten Nursery to accommodate even more kittens in Palm Beach County needing this type of care. In 2018 the Kitten Nursery is thriving and as we enter another busy kitten season – the need for foster volunteers is urgent.
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. No intervention is generally best until kittens can eat on their own.
Many neonate kittens are brought to Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League every day because they have been separated from their mother. After receiving critical care in the Kitten Nursery (which can hold up to 80 kittens at any given time and is staffed 24-hours a day, seven days a week), they are placed with the over 300 foster families who are currently assisting the League to nurture these kittens until they are old enough for adoption to their forever family. Even with over 300 families, more temporary foster homes are desperately needed to save the lives of kittens that arrive at Peggy Adams each day. Rich Anderson Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League says, “Fostering is rewarding – and incredibly important. Adopting a shelter animal is wonderful but 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 is in need of foster volunteers. A Foster Parent provides a temporary home for an animal(s) until they are ready for adoption or for a period of time. Foster parents provide a safe place for animals to thrive and grow. 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.
Since its inception, the Neonatal Kitten Nursery at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has saved the lives of over 480 kittens and continues to help achieve the goals of Palm Beach County’s Countdown 2 Zero initiative; with a goal of saving the lives of all adoptable pets in Palm Beach County. To inquire about volunteering in the Kitten Nursery, please visit PeggyAdams.org/Future-Volunteers.
About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches, Incorporated 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. For more information, visit www.PeggyAdams.org
The League is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925.
COUNTDOWN 2 ZERO INITIATIVE
All programs at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League support the Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) initiative and its goal of saving all adoptable animals in Palm Beach County. C2Z was launched by Peggy Adams in 2014 in partnership with Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control (PBCACC). As part of the C2Z effort, Peggy Adams and PBCACC host the Annual Countdown 2 Zero Mega-Adoption Event which brings together more than 30 local rescue groups and features more than 500 adoptable animals. For more information visit www.Countdown2Zero.org