Kitten Shower to Welcome the Pitter Patter of Little Paws | Events
Kitten season is in full swing, and area shelters and rescue groups are flooded with tiny, mewing kittens. On June 30, 2012, the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project is hosting its annual Kitten Shower from 11:00 – 2:00 at the Galleria Mall near the Apple Store. The City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, SPCA Serving Erie County, and Ten Lives Club will be present with cats of all ages and colors. In addition, the SPCA Humane Education Department will have crafts for kids and educational materials for adopters.
Since January 1st, the Maddie’s® Project partners have cared for over 3,000 homeless cats and kittens. Local rescue groups and shelters must work quickly to place cats in loving homes in order to accommodate the unrelenting influx. Adopters who bring a “gift” to the shower, such as litter, towels, or plastic carriers, will receive a reduced adoption fee. Fees, which will vary by organization, include the cost of spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations.
Not ready to adopt? Foster volunteers are desperately needed to allow vulnerable kittens to grow to two or three months of age. Once the kittens reach a proper size, they can be returned and subsequently spayed or neutered and adopted. All of the Maddie’s® Project partners provide their volunteers with the food and supplies necessary for a successful foster placement.
The Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project in Erie County is a coalition of six area rescue groups and shelters. The Project is partially funded by a generous grant from Maddie’s Fund®. By pooling their resources, the partners aim to end the euthanasia of shelter dogs and cats with treatable medical conditions. Also included in the grant are funds for the Maddie’s® Spay/Neuter Project. Medicaid recipients and feral caregivers can spay or neuter a cat for just $10 at area veterinary hospitals. For a list of participating veterinarians, visit www.operationpets.org.
If you are ready to make a commitment to an adoring feline, stop by the Galleria Mall on June 30th. To find out more about the Kitten Shower, or on how to become a foster volunteer, visit www.MaddiesErieCounty.org.