If you happen upon a litter of tiny kittens outdoors, it’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! 𝗡𝗼 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗸𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗮 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗮 𝗰𝗮𝘁, 𝘀𝗼 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝗸𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲, 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗸𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝗿𝗽𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗲𝗱.
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.
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