Kitten Information

If you happen upon a litter of tiny kittens outdoors, itโ€™s natural to want to scoop them up and try to care for them yourself or take them to a shelter. But both of those options may actually place them in more danger! ๐—ก๐—ผ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜, ๐˜€๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ, ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ.

If you find a litter of healthy-looking kittens who are not yet walking on their own and there is no mom in sight, Kent County Animal Services can help! By contacting Animal Services, they can place a trap for mom, ensuring both she and her babies come to ACSKC together. This way, mom can continue to give her kittens the best care possible. Then once the kittens are old enough to eat on their own, mom can get spayed!

To give kittens the best chance of survival, follow the guide below.

If you have found kittens in Kent County, Maryland, contact Kent County Animal Services at 410.778.3648.ย 

What is Kitten Season?

Kitten Season refers to the warmer months when cats go into heat. Traditionally, this lasts from April to October, but kittens come to the shelter year-round!

How old are they?

Determining how old a kitten is can tell us whether they are still nursing and need their mom. To determine your kitten's age, view the Kitten Lady guide here.

kittens come to ACSKC every year!

How You Can Help

There are a number of foster opportunities to help us care for the kittens who come to our shelter. The types of kittens we need fosters for include:

  • Bottle Babies
  • Nursing Moms
  • Kittens with medical needs
  • Kittens in need of socialization
  • In-betweens a.k.a those waiting to be spayed/neutered


Check out our Types of Fosters guide for more information!

It takes a lot of support to care for hundreds of kittens each year. Donations made toward our Kitten Foster Program helps us provide supplies to the families who care for our most vulnerable pets. The supplies we need most includes:

  • Fancy Feast Kitten Pate
  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • Feline Nursing Kits
  • Nutri-Vet Milk Replacement For Kittens

Donations may be dropped off at our shelter or purchased directly from our AmazonSmile Wish List or Chewy Wish List.