||Kitten Central of Placer County
We would like to introduce ourselves to you. We are a very small group of very dedicated foster homes. Beginning in the spring of each year, hundreds of kittens are born to unsprayed female cats. Most result in euthanasia. A lucky few make their way to local rescues. We found that most rescues do not have a fostering program. The main reason is a shortage of volunteers to coordinate, foster homes and money.
In 2011 we found some of our foster homes vacant because we were only fostering for one rescue. We found this to be heartbreaking and began to investigate ways to offer our services to many. Our group of 11 board members has worked very hard to set up our fostering program, medical protocol, fundraising events, incorporated and filed for and received our Non-Profit status.
We now are very proud to say we foster for AAARF, ARK, Kits and Kats, A New Hope Foundation, Friends Forever-A Cat Sanctuary, Animal Spay & Neuter, Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills, Paws Pet Rescue, Placer County Animal Services (Yes, even the pound) and Happy Tails. Our 25 foster homes are always at the ready and Kitten Central is available to these rescues 24/7/365 as room permits. In 2012 we received a call from a rescue being evacuated from the “Robbers Fire” and did an emergency intake of 33 kittens. It was amazing the way this organization answered the call.
We are looking for sponsors to help us continue to save these little lives. The majority of our costs are medical supplies and food. However, there are many costs associated with the running of a 25 family non-profit fostering organization. We expect to intake 300-500 kittens per year.
Our Founder and Foster Coordinator, Penny Dougherty runs this program out of her home in the Newcastle area. We would be more than happy to welcome you and take you on a tour of our facility.
Our goal, but not our mission....
To lower mortality rates by in-taking from Animal Rescues their orphaned, sick or injured kittens. Provide safe and loving foster homes. Administer medical services including vaccines, parasite control, blood tests, arrange spay/neuter and microchip. Upon completion, return them to the sponsoring rescue for a healthy adoption.
To assist non profit shelters by assuming the fostering and medical protocol for their rescued kittens. This allows shelters more time to focus on adoptions, rescues and community education.