PHOENIX, ARIZONA – Four newborn kittens with their umbillical cords still attached were recently discovered abandoned near a dumpster in a box by a good Samaritan who heard their faint cries for help, Arizona Humane Society Media Coordinator Ashliegh Goebel said.
The felines were immediately taken to the AHS and are now doing well. According to Goebel, “the 12-day-old kitties are being bottle fed and thriving in a loving foster home.”
It is kitten season in the Valley, Goebel said in a press release, adding that the number of kittens being born are overwhelming local shelters.
“In less than a week, AHS has taken in over 136 bottle baby kittens, (kittens without mothers),” she wrote. “Though AHS collaborates with other animal welfare and rescue groups to place orphaned kittens, there are dozens waiting for foster homes in AHS’ Second Chance Animal Trauma Center and staff and volunteers are working overnight to feed the babies. There is an immense need for temporary foster homes to save the lives of as many kittens as possible.”
AHS will be hosting a Bottle Baby Kitten Forum at the Sunnyslope Campus located at 1311 W. Hatcher Road on April 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. to give cat lovers an overview on how to properly care for an orphaned kitten and how they can help save more lives. For more information, please visitazhumane.org or by calling (602) 997-7585.