They’re tiny, fluffy and completely adorable. But these baby kitties also need foster homes until they get big enough to put up for adoption. County Animal Services is putting out the call to some good, trustworthy employees – volunteer to become a Tweenie foster!
“These aren’t bottle babies. They’re Tweenies because they are between 4 and 8 weeks old,” said County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa. “They are old enough to eat on their own but not quite at the two-pound or two-month mark for the adoption program.”
That’s where Tweenie foster parents come in. They get these kittens up to adoption age and weight so they can be returned to Animal Services. They’ll be neutered/spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and put up for adoption.
Right now, County Animal Services is at peak kitten season. Up to 14 kittens a day are coming through their doors. Most of the Tweenie foster parents on their list already have their hands full.
If you’d like to help out, County Animal Services makes it easy. It provides wet and dry food, cat litter and boxes, beds and of course, the kittens. They will come in pairs if not more because they need the company and that’s how they learn their manners!
County Animal Services also hopes you give these little ones lots of love. The more these kittens are used to people, the friendlier they become. Potential adopters like that in a kitten!
If you’re interested, you can fill out the County Animal Services application.
If you happen to fall in love with your Tweenies, you’ll get the first chance at adopting them. That also means you failed the foster program and that’s great as far as County Animal Services is concerned. In fact, you’ll probably stay on the Tweenie foster list!
If fostering isn’t possible, but you love kittens, you can still help out. Staff can always use a hand at the department’s ‘Kitteries” with cleaning, feeding, weighing or if you’d rather, just playing and cuddling with these little fur balls.
Either way, you’ll be giving these Tweenies a head start. And that’s just what they need to get into a happy, forever home.