Urgent: Kitten Fosters Needed!

Urgent: Kitten Fosters Needed!

It’s Kitten Season!

“Kitten season” is the mating season for cats. The AACSPCA receives kittens daily who still need time to grow. Starting at 8 weeks, they can head to their forever home. Until then, we need your help!

The AACSPCA foster program is looking for more fosters. Space is limited at no-kill shelters. Every time we place an animal in a foster home, we make room for another animal. The foster program places shelter animals in a temporary home where they are cared for until they are ready for adoption or are adopted.

This is challenging but very rewarding volunteer work! Depending on the age and health of the kittens, you may need to be available as often as every 2-3 hours.

Typical timeline…

  • Kittens 0-4 weeks with no mom will need to be bottle fed using a kitten formula.
  • Kittens 4-5 weeks are weaning and can eat slurry, a combination of formula and wet kitten food.
  • Kittens 5-6 weeks plus can generally eat wet kitten food.
For bottle babies (where there is no mother)… 
  • Kittens 0-1 weeks: bottle feeding/stimulating every 2 hours
  • Kittens 1-2 weeks: bottle feeding/stimulating every 2-3 hours
  • Kittens 2-3 weeks: bottle feeding/stimulating every 3 hours
  • Kittens 3-4 weeks: bottle feeding/stimulating every 4 hours
  • Kittens 4-5 weeks: weaning and beginning to use bathroom on their own – feeding every 5-6 hours
  • Kittens 5-6 weeks: weaning, using litter box – feeding every 6-8 hours
  • Kittens 6-8 weeks: weaned, using litter box – feeding every 8 hours

Next Steps

If you are interested in fostering, please try out our new interactive guide to fostering, to see what is required.

If you have reviewed the interactive guide and are interested in helping save lives, please download and complete a foster application form (either in PDF or Word)

If you have any questions, please email foster@aacspca.org 

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Fall 2021 HOURS UPDATE:
The SPCA of Anne Arundel County's Shelter & Paws at the Mall location will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC on Mondays. Our Clinic will continue to be open for appointments on Mondays.
Our shelter's Dog Room and Cat Room will be open for Animal Viewing from 11am to 4pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Our shelter will now have late viewing hours on Wednesdays from 12pm to 7pm.
 Some cats and small animals can be viewed every day at Paws at the Mall (closed on Mondays, open until 7pm on Wednesdays).

If you are interested in meeting or adopting an animal, you can find out more about our adoption process here. We appreciate your patience, as the Adoption Process will be delayed. All Animal Meet & Greets will be by scheduled appointment only after your Application has been processed.

We are still accepting donations of new & unopened pet supplies (food, treats, etc). These items can be dropped off outside our Main Shelter on the designated donation table. We can not take any used or opened donations at this time.

Emergency services such as Animal Surrender are available by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment for Animal Surrender, please call & leave a message at 410-268-4388 ext 141.

Visit our Events page to learn about upcoming fun!

Please be advised we will be closed to the public on May 10th, 2018 - because we're getting a facelift!

The Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland (Millersville, MD) and its associates will be revitalizing the SPCA of Anne Arundel County’s Adoption Site for their annual RED Day Project! Please consider volunteering man hours on the event day or expressing your thanks on their Facebook page!

Should you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Jessica Busch at (443)308-8116 or jessicabusch@kw.com or Greg Fisk at (410)507-7262 or greg@baygreenproperties.com.

Thank you, Keller Williams!

Fosters wanted!
Learn More & Apply Here