WENATCHEE- Springtime brings sunshine, flowers, and longer days. For the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS), spring also brings an influx of kittens in their care. In 2018 alone, WVHS took in over 1,000 kittens under the age of six months, at least 100 of whom were motherless, neonatal kittens who can’t feed or care for themselves in any capacity.
Because these kittens require so much care, WVHS installed a kitten nursery to better serve the neonatal population. The nursery gives neonatal kittens their best chance to thrive while waiting to be placed into foster homes, where they will remain for about two months or until they are of proper weight to be spay or neutered and moved into adoption halls.
To celebrate the opening of this addition, WVHS is hosting a ‘Kitten Shower’ Saturday, May 11, 2019, between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be cake, kitten shower-themed games, and information on how to become a foster. There will also be a bottle feeding demonstration at noon. The event is open house style, open to the public and held in the WVHS Education Room.
In addition to celebrating with a shower, the shelter is also accepting donations and presents for the kittens. A shower registry has been created that includes kitten formula, bottles, nipples, heating pads and scales. The entire registry can be found here: bit.ly/wvhskittenshower or items can be found locally at Firehouse Pet Shop and Grooming.
For more information on how you can get involved with the WVHS Kitten Nursery, call 509-662-9577, ext. 422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1967, the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) is a private non-profit organization with a mission is to serve the community through education, protection and pet adoptions. We continue our mission by caring for displaced pets, rescuing injured and lost animals, providing a low cost spay/neuter program, hosting a pet food assistance bank, offering a Pets for Life program, investigating cruelties and finding homes for the orphaned animals. If you would like to volunteer, donate, or more information on how you can help, email email@example.com or call (509) 662-9577.