KITTEN ACTION TEAM, Inc.
Kitten Action Team was started to give homeless kittens the chance to live a healthy, happy life. Kittens of abandoned cats fall through the cracks of animal rescue organizations in our area.
In most areas of the U.S., except northern regions with extreme cold, kitten births can extend from February through November. Some females have three litters each year, with a gestation period of approximately 65 days. Cats, like many animals, overproduce to ensure continuation of their species.
Kitten mortality rates are usually very high – over 50%. Many become sick and without medical treatment, the weak kittens usually perish. Those kittens surviving the first six to eight weeks often build up immunities to common cat diseases.
The young offspring of a female cat learn from their mothers to be wary and distrustful
of humans, and to hide and defend themselves against adversaries. The tiny kittens will spit and hiss if approached
by humans and though small, will bite and
scratch if not handled with respect for their wild nature.
During the socialization period the kitten should form bonds with humans and other animals. Friendliness is also a gene that passes along to kittens from the mother or the father.
Many kittens, even if they have not been socialized during the critical period, can become affectionate and loving companions. They will need to be placed in foster or adoptive homes as soon as possible because kittens tend to bond with one person.
Huge numbers of kittens are born each season. Kitten Action Team has very few foster homes! If demand requires, kittens rescued by individuals must be fostered by them, or someone they know, until they can be brought into the program. Kittens accepted should be at least six to eight weeks of age or two pounds.
Kitten Action Team kittens will be tested, dewormed, receive flea protection, given their first shot, microchipped and spay/neutered before going to adoptive homes. Kitten Action Team supports the nationwide effort to stop the killing of healthy animals in shelters. Kitten Action Team will NOT contribute to the problem by allowing unspayed/unneutered kittens to be adopted. The goal of Kitten Action Team is to rescue, provide medical care and adopt kittens into forever loving homes.
Kitten Action Team may require veterinarian references. Kitten Action Team furnishes an adoption agreement plus contract. The adoption fee is $95.00
Adoptive and foster care homes are needed!
“Kitten Action Team, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) all volunteer nonprofit organization receiving no government support.”
For the following:
* Sponsorship of a kitten
* Fostering or adoption of a kitten
“Please see the address below”
Kitten Action Team, Inc.
P.O. Box 621
Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644
Some of the information provided with permission of Alley Cat Allies