AHS implements new Care-in-Place program encouraging people to leave kittens alone

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The Arizona Humane Society encourages people to leave kittens alone if found. (Source: Arizona Humane Society) The Arizona Humane Society encourages people to leave kittens alone if found. (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
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The Arizona Humane Society is overflowing with cats and kittens. More than 800 felines are in the care of AHS.

These cats are in programs including AHS’ Bottle Baby Kitten ICU, Kitten Nursery, and AHS Foster Hero homes. The AHS cat population keeps growing due to an intense kitten season and a significant increase in animal rescue, especially with cats.

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If you find a litter of kittens that appear to be abandoned, leave them alone. The mom will most likely return soon. It is critical the kittens remain with their mother and she is the best chance of their survival, AHS said.

If you are positive the kittens are orphaned you can step in and help until they are old enough to find new homes.

The new Care-in-Place program makes it easy to care for newborn kittens in your home. It provides all the necessary tools: care kits, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, and training.

Through leaving kittens with their mothers and the support of the Care-in-Place program, not only will AHS be able to enhance support and resources but they will also be able to continue to fast-track sick, injured and abused animals in their care while also continuing to rescue animals.

For more information on the Care-in-Place program, visit the AHS website here.

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