Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

Kitten season is almost here

March 16, 2017

Babs and Cali asked us to write about kittens this week.

The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is hosting a kitten shower on Saturday, March 25. The event will be held noon-4 p.m. at the shelter, 222 S. Arch St., Janesville.

"Baby season will be coming along in a month or so, much sooner than the year before, and we are in need supplies to care for them," says a Humane Society blog at petsgohome.org.

If you want to bring the kittens a gift, see "kitten shower" under upcoming events at www.petsgohome.org.

"Please come and enjoy the party with refreshments, children’s activities, same-day adoptions, play with cuddly kittens and learn how you can become a foster parent," the blog says.

Dalton Roadruck, volunteer and foster coordinator at the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin, said though the shelter does not have kittens that need to go into a foster home right now, it won’t be long.

"Cats start having kittens from early spring into late summer, so during that time is when we get a lot of kittens that need to go into foster homes," Roadruck said.

Fostering can not only be a rewarding experience, it can help save lives.

"There are so many kittens that are too young to eat on their own that come in without their mothers that only survive because of our foster families," she said.

People may think they can’t afford to foster or worry they will get too attached to a kitten.

"This is simply not so," she said.

The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin provides all supplies and medical care throughout the entire foster stay.

Roadruck added if foster families keep in mind that they are not the owners, but are just caring for the kittens until they find their forever home, that can help them from get too attached.

For more information, visit www.petsgohome.org/volunteer/foster-friends/.

Babs, who has black fur, and Cali, a calico, joined the newsroom in 2016. Our constant cat companions have a calming effect and provide comic relief.

The Milton Courier

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