It’s official — the tidal wave of “kitten season” is upon us. Off they go into foster care, where they’ll be cuddled and loved and fed and cleaned for weeks before they come back to us ready for the future.
Our hardworking foster volunteers make all this possible. They’re literally saving lives. ❤🐾
Our Animal Care Technician, Makenna, feeds a trio of orphaned neonatal kittens we took in Friday.
The babies, just two days old, were picked up from us an hour later by one of our dedicated bottle-feeding foster volunteers. We’ll see them again in about eight weeks’ time, when they’re ready for permanent homes. ❤🐾
Happy Administrative Professionals Day to our organization’s very own admin assistant, Tracy Malandra!
Tracy (pictured here with adoptable kitty Chappy) keeps everything on track and running smoothly at the Calaveras Humane Society, from payroll to accounts payable to human resources and much, much more. We’d be lost without her! ❤️🐾
Mama cat Clover was presumed to be feral when she had her kittens on a local property. She turned out to actually be friendly and sweet, but wasn’t in a safe location to raise her little family.
One of our fosters rushed in Friday to scoop up Clover and her brood of four, and now this very young mother cat (barely more than a kitten herself) will be able to bring up her babies inside a cozy home.
Once the kittens are old enough to be adopted, Clover herself will be spayed and we’ll find her a (human) family of her very own. ❤🐾
These six nuggets, now about six weeks old, have a few weeks left before they’ll be ready for adoption.
What are they? Pittie-somethin’-somethin’ mixes. What’s the somethin’-somethin’? Your guess is as good as ours. What we do know for sure is that they’re adorable, sweet, playful, and being raised with love and affection in two volunteer foster homes after we did an emergency intake a couple weeks ago.
These five tiny, week-old nuggets came into our care this afternoon after there’d been no sign of the mama cat for more than 24 hours. They’ll be in a warm, cozy foster home in about an hour, receiving around-the-clock care, feeding, and love.
Looks like Kitten Season 2021 is officially underway.
These pups are chihuahua-somethin’-somethin’ mixes who are sweet, busy, playful, happy, and cuddly (but the cuddly part is mostly when they’re sleepy!).
They’ve spent the last several weeks in a loving volunteer foster home, after the foster scooped them up from kids who were trying to find them homes outside a grocery store. They’ve been around big dogs, kids, and more.
Griff and Brady, the two older cattledog-somethin’-somethin’ pups in our recent rescue, are positively thriving in their foster home.
Just look at that smile!
Nick, the stray pup who was hit by a car (and needed his leg amputated and time in foster care to let his pelvic fractures heal), continues to amaze his foster mom with his plucky attitude and speedy recovery.
“Our sweet boy is getting better every day,” his foster mom says. “Oh, and it turns out he really likes nachos.” ❤🐾