It's been awhile since we have touched base but we are still slogging our way through kitten season. If you have been to the Shack lately, you may have noticed an inordinate amount of kittens scampering around. And they just keep coming!
The good news is, we had 16 adoptions last month and already have 10 for this month. Our fosters are holding their own with most of us having between 6 and 10 kittens at any given time. I think Michelle and Megan Kelly hold the record for having the most fosters at one time this year which I think was 17! They deserve medals!
I think I have the youngest at present...3 three week old bottle babies I got last week.
Also, our vets at Mile Hi have been amazingly good to us, always working us in whenever we call, doing multiple spay/neuters in a day, just being so supportive and willing to keep kitties for observation and special care. We seriously couldn't do this without their support and help. Just one day last month there were 19 Catty Shack kitties there!
If you have never fostered, you won't realize the intense amount of work it takes to bring kittens from just days old to ready to be adopted. These are the boots on the ground people who make it all happen. When we get a call on cats and kittens in distress, it's the fosters who make their rescue happen by saying yes and being willing to open their space and give their time to bringing them to health and giving them the social skills it will take for them to be adopted. They have a skill set that they are constantly polishing by use. I can't say yes if they don't say yes so Kudos to them for giving their time, resources and sleep to rescue these vulnerable ones. At last count, we had 14 fosters with kittens.
And we have fosters who have opened their homes for people to meet their kitties before they get to the Shack. 4 of our adoptions so far this month have come from a foster's home. We also have a photo album at the Shack now where people can see a picture and read a bio of a kitty not yet at the Shack.
In the last few days we had Leah, Rupert and Murdock adopted from the Shack as well as adoptions from fosters' homes.
Thank you to all of you who are involved in one way or another with us and our mission to take Cats off the street in our tri-city area. We appreciate your support and faith in us.
If you are looking for news or happenings at the Catty Shack remember you can find us on Facebook at cattyshackrescue, Instagram at cattyshackrescue and our website is cattyshackrescue.org.
We will keep you posted, Susan