Hey Sonoma! How’s everyone doing on this “good” Friday! Well, we got our first kitten in and now we have five. So far, all are doing well. The one I am fostering, Trudy, was found on the bike path when she was just 3 days old.
She’s now opening her eyes and has a very healthy appetite. If you think you have kittens around where you live, please let us know. We know they are out there and we want to help them. It’s so critical for survival that they be rescued when they get separated from their mother.
The right nutrition is also important so a nursing mother can care for her brood. Bring us the mama with babies and we’ll take care of mom so she can take care of the babies. It’s the lap of luxury for feral moms and they don’t have to worry about leaving their babies to go find food.
The health and well-being of cats and dogs in need is what we are all about. Kittens are one of our more costly intakes. It takes $300 a kitten from 3 weeks old to 2 months/two pounds which is when they are usually ready for adoption (big enough for spay/neuter).
Last year, we took in more than 200 kittens under 3 weeks old. So feel free to donate to the cause if you are so inclined.
I had lunch with two lovely women last week, a mother and daughter who were thinking ahead to some estate planning. They were considering Pets Lifeline and asked if we were financially flush as they see we are always fundraising. I hear that every now and then and just for the record, sadly that is not the case. We are not funded by either the city or the county and are charged with raising all of our money through events, mailers and by generous donations from people like you.