Santa Fe Animal Shelter News:
Santa Fe Animal Shelter kicks off Kitten & Puppy Season Supply Drive as they anticipate the arrival of hundreds of vulnerable underage puppies and neonatal kittens in the next several months and the public help is needed now.
Hundreds of kittens and puppies are born every spring and summer and are brought to animal shelters that often struggle to have enough resources to support them. Last year, the Santa Fe Animal Shelter helped over 500 underage animals, with the majority of the kittens and puppies arriving in the spring.
The public is invited to help out with their 2022 Kitten Season Supply Drive by donating food, supplies, and monetary donations.
“We are approaching kitten season and supplies are needed now, so when these vulnerable animals come into the shelter, we are ready with the necessary tools to give to our foster families,” said Murad Kirdar, public relations officer of the shelter. “March through September is the typical time of year when felines reproduce and during this time, hundreds of orphaned and underage kittens will rely on our New Hope Department (foster program) for the around-the-clock care they need to survive.”
The shelter hopes to collect kitten and puppy supplies, including kitten milk, special dry and wet food, puppy pads, and nurser kits to care for the spring arrivals.
“If we provide our fosters with all the essentials items, all they need to do is care and love the little kittens and puppies until they are old enough to move to adoptions,” Kirdar said.
Puppies have to be at least eight weeks old and kittens need to weigh 2 pounds before they are available for adoption. Supporters can visit the shelter’s web page for specific needs and items.
Kirdar also mentioned that the shelter is looking for foster families for the upcoming kitten season.
For more information, visit – SFHumaneSociety.org.