You might think that one can never have too many kittens, but here at PAWS we are at maximum kitten capacity and in desperate need of foster families to help us care for them all!
Right now, we have our hands full finding temporary homes for more than 100 kittens. These kittens are coming from all over the state, primarily from shelters that have run out of space and options.
“We have a large network of foster care volunteers, so typically we’re able to help close the gap between the smaller shelters and ourselves,” says Rebecca Oertel, PAWS Foster Care Coordinator.
But this year the numbers are getting large, even for PAWS.
“We have a high number of kittens needing permanent homes this year,” says Kay Joubert, Director of Companion Animal Services at PAWS. “We’re responding as best we can to make sure these vulnerable animals are taken care of.”
Foster families just need to provide a warm home, food and lots of love. PAWS will provide all medical care, and any medicines your foster may need during their stay. Last year, the PAWS Foster Care Program saved the lives of nearly 1,300 cats and dogs. This year, that number is likely to be lot higher.
To help with this foster emergency, please call the PAWS Foster Care Program at 425.787.2500 x822.