June is “Adopt a Homeless Cat,” month and the next best thing to adoption is to make a donation.
On Sunday, June 26, the Warwick Valley Humane Society will host a “Kitten Shower,” from 1 – 3 p.m. complete with refreshments, sweets and lots of kittens.
The event will be held at the Society’s animal shelter, 48 Public Works Road, which is just off King’s Highway.
Everyone is invited and guests are asked to bring small gifts such as nurser bottles, receiving blankets, cotton balls, kitten food, kmr powder formula, tweezers, pine pellet litter, bleach and paper towels.
The animal shelter is desperately in need of contributions to help support its current overcrowded conditions. You can also visit the gift registry at smile,amazon.com and choose Warwick Valley Humane Society as your charity.
The shelter has a great selection of pets for adoption and many are waiting for new homes because they were obtained by people with unrealistic expectations of the time, effort and money required to sustain a lifelong relationship with their pet.
Shelter personnel collect a history of each pet and assess its health and temperament in order to make the best adoption matches possible.
Fees are usually much less than the purchase price of an animal from a pet store or breeder and all pets are vaccinated, de-wormed and spayed or neutered.
“When you consider the value of all these medical services,” said Suzyn Barron, president of the Warwick Valley Humane Society, “someone offering free kittens outside a supermarket, is not saving you money and more important, those kittens are not spayed. And that’s at the root of this problem.”
For additional information call the Warwick Valley Humane Society Animal Shelter at 986-2473 or visit: www.wvhumane,org.
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