In March, a high school student found a mother cat and her four kittens hiding near the furnace of the school’s woodshop.
RAPS sent an animal control officer, who trapped the family and transported them to the Animal Shelter. The mom, who we named Bronx, received a full intake, which includes vaccination, de-fleaing, de-worming and a physical exam. The five were then transferred to a loving foster home. During their four weeks in foster care, the kittens also received the “full intake” veterinary care and mother and babies (who were about four weeks old when we brought them in) were all deemed healthy.
The five returned to the Shelter in April and the kittens (named Brooke, Bali, Baggins, Babycakes) were all adopted within the week. Bronx spent another month at the Shelter, which is a common timeline for adult cats and returning mothers, then she was adopted by a loving family (who renamed her Willow).
This story is a common one at this time of year. Spring has sprung and its kitten time. We need more foster families and support from the community to care for an influx of kittens and their mamas.
If you think your home has enough love for a temporary feline family, please contact the Shelter by email or at 604-257-2036.
Please consider supporting our Capital Campaign to build the RAPS Regional Animal Hospital so we can improve the lives of more animals, families, neighbourhoods and communities. When you give… They live!