We’re just starting to feel the potential of spring coming, and that means something very specific to Humane Society Silicon Valley: kitten season is right around the corner. As the weather gets warmer every year, we see tons of kittens start to show up at HSSV needing care and loving homes.
Just a few weeks ago, the first “bottle babies” of the season arrived at HSSV. It was a litter of 3 kittens, all just days old with their eyes still closed. The good samaritan that brought the kittens in had found them by a nearby road, and one kitten had a deep gash on his front leg.
We took the kittens in and fitted the injured kitten with the tiniest cast anyone had ever seen to keep the wound clean while it healed. Then, the 3 little kittens were sent to an experienced foster home who would be able to provide them with the round-the-clock care they would need for the following weeks.
The injured kitten soon showed his foster mom that he wasn’t going to let his injury slow him down. He continued to grow bigger and bigger and show off his little but fierce personality. He was finally able to have his cast removed once the wound had healed and he’ll have no permanent affects from the injury. He’ll be able to walk, run, and jump normally, which was a huge relief for our Medical Team. In a few short weeks, he and his siblings will “graduate” from their foster home and be ready to find their forever homes.
While kitten season is slowly ramping up, our Rescue Team is ensuring we’re using our space and resources to their fullest. While our shelter isn’t full to the brim with kittens requiring care, the Rescue Team has been filling that space by transporting adult cats from partner shelters who are struggling with the high numbers of cats in their care. Every week, the Rescue Team is visiting local partner shelters and bringing back dozens and dozens of felines, including some needing extensive medical care, such as cats and kittens with ringworm.
We’re so grateful to have the ability to help our local community and partners in need this way. Thanks to our flexible team, our wonderful adopters, and the many, many people who support us along the way, we’re able to quickly pivot to ensure we’re providing a safety net to the animals who need us the most at any particular time. Thank you for being a part of that incredible village!
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