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Breaking Mews: Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project to Host Annual Kitten Shower
Events, Families, Pets
Breaking Mews: Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project to Host Annual Kitten Shower

Kitten season is in full swing, and area shelters and rescue groups are being flooded with tiny, mewing kittens.  On June 15, 2013, the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project is hosting its annual Kitten Shower from 1:00 – 4:00 at the Galleria Mall on the lower level near the Apple Store.  The City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, HEART, SPCA Serving Erie County, and Ten Lives Club will be present with kittens of all ages and colors.

A gift registry has been created to help the Maddie's Project partners care for the hundreds of homeless kittens taken in every spring and summer.  Adopters are encouraged to bring items from the wish list including:

2 oz nursing bottles

Blankets and towels

Kitten Milk Replacer

Litter (non-clumping)

Litter pans

Plastic cat carriers

Scratching posts

Small stuffed animals (especially "beanie baby" type)

Monetary donations

Not ready to adopt?  Foster volunteers are 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 composed 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 a bouncing, playful kitten, stop by the Galleria Mall on June 15th.  Adoption fees have been reduced to just $75 which includes the cost of spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations.  To find out more about the Kitten Shower, or on how to become a foster volunteer, visit www.MaddiesErieCounty.org.

 

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