East Bay SPCA Asks Public to Donate Items for Kittens in Need

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East Bay SPCA is asking people to donate food and other supplies to help complement the care we give to kittens throughout kitten season.

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“This has been a very busy summer for kittens. On any given day in kitten season, which runs spring through the fall, we can have 100 plus kittens in foster care.” - East Bay SPCA Foster Care Supervisor Joseph Romero

Each year the East Bay SPCA provides shelter, medical and foster care to hundreds of kittens before they are ready for adoption. This year alone, EBSPCA has adopted out more than 350 kittens in fewer than 250 days! The need for food, formula and other items necessary to get these kittens started off on the right paw is critical.

Between August 15 and September 15, EBSPCA is asking people to donate food and other supplies to help complement the care we give to kittens, some of which need to be bottle fed upon arrival at the East Bay SPCA.

"Our Foster Care Program is a vital step in saving lives," says East Bay SPCA Foster Care Supervisor Joseph Romero. "This has been a very busy summer for kittens. On any given day in kitten season, which runs spring through the fall, we can have 100 plus kittens in foster care."

Kittens are fostered until they are eight weeks old and weigh at least two pounds. Most kittens are fostered for 2-6 weeks and those that are not weaned require bottle feeding with kitten formula.

"Caring for young or unweaned kittens is a very labor intensive process and supplies go quickly," explains East Bay SPCA President and CEO Allison Lindquist. "We are grateful to our foster families who care for these kittens until they are ready to enter our adoption program. We’re hoping members of the public will help us too by providing food, heating pads, toys and other critical supplies to help us care for these precious kittens."

To make a donation, please visit http://www.eastbayspca.org/kittens. Item donations start at just under $5.00 each and items purchased through our Amazon.com wish list will generate commission for the East Bay SPCA, up to eight percent of sale price. Kitten formula, heating pads, and even toys are essential for a kitten’s health and wellness. EBSPCA asks that online item donations be shipped to East Bay SPCA c/o "The Kittens", 8323 Baldwin St., Oakland, CA 94621.

About East Bay SPCA

The East Bay SPCA (EBSPCA) is a nonprofit organization committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. We strive to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. More information about EBSPCA can be found at http://www.eastbayspca.org or by calling 510.569.0702.

About East Bay SPCA Foster Care Program

East Bay SPCA foster care volunteers provide temporary care for puppies, dogs, kittens, and cats. Our foster animals are those who may need extra love, attention, training, or time. We are always looking for foster families to save more animals' lives. To learn more visit http://www.eastbayspca.org/foster.

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Laura Fulda
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