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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Shelter Policies (updated September 2020)

Dear Friends of the SPCA of Anne Arundel County,

 

Our Dog Room is open for limited walk-throughs to the public during the hours of 12pm to 3pm. Please be aware you that scheduled appointments (meet & greets) will have priority, so there will be a wait time. Social distancing is required.

We are unable to offer walk-through visits of the Cat Room or Petite Suite at this time. Please make an appointment to meet our cats or small animals.

 

If you are interested in adopting an animal you can find out more about our adoption process here.

Please be patient, as the Adoption Process will be delayed. 

 

We are still accepting donations of new & unopened pet supplies (food, treats, etc).

We can not take any used or opened donations at this time.

 

       Emergency services such as Animal Surrender, Euthanasia, and Cremation will

be available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment,

please call & leave a message at 410-268-4388 ext 141.

 

To schedule an Appointment for our Spay & Neuter or Vaccine Clinic,

click here: Clinic Appointments

 

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!

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