Meredith Grey will be spending her spring playing with her kitten brothers and sisters. (Appropriately named Alex Karev, Derek Shepherd, Preston Burke, Cristina Yang, and George O’Malley, as General Hospital fans will appreciate. ) She is happy in her SPCA foster home, where she is learning to bond with humans and cats. And none of this would have happened without you!
Meredith came in with her five siblings during this spring’s unprecedented “kitten season.” In fact, if you have not heard, this spring’s kitten season is slated to be a record-breaker. (Yet another result of last spring’s pandemic quarantine?) While endless bundles of fluff are amazingly cute, their equally endless needs are amazingly overwhelming. That is where concerned community members like you come in and save the day.
Two hundred and sixty-four cats and kittens have arrived at the Lycoming County SPCA since the first day of spring 2021. Without your support, most of them would have had nowhere to turn for basics such as medical care, a warm bed, and food, not to mention a loving person to show them how valued they are. Within their first few hours at the SPCA, kittens are given a comprehensive intake exam. The exam includes life-saving interventions such as vaccines, de-wormer, and blood tests for diseases such as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia (FeLV).
Once they are checked in, the kittens go to a loving foster home, if one is available. They will grow up there for roughly their first twelve weeks of life. If a mom came with them, she goes to the foster home, too. Once they are old enough and spayed or neutered, the kittens are placed on the website for adoption. From the vaccines to the foster supplies to the website, your support makes it all happen.
Allow us to take a moment to mention that foster families are still needed for the spring. It is hard work, but so worth it. Not only are you saving lives, you are ensuring the kittens get a head start in becoming loving family companions. Interested? Contact our Foster Coordinator, Bethany, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the SPCA at 570-322-4646.
And now, let’s be honest. You are looking for more cute kitten photos. We hear you! Without further ado, meet more of the cute faces you saved this spring: