Knoxville animal shelters to host kitten showers to prepare for influx of cats
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Spring is here, and while that leads flowers and showers, it also means kitten season has arrived.
To prepare for a greater influx of cats and kittens during spring, Knoxville animal shelters will hold Kitten Shower events and collect donations.
Both Young-Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division St., and the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, 6717 Kingston Pike, will host showers from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at their locations.
Young-Williams’ shower will include games, refreshments and cats and kittens who are available for adoption. Attendees can also learn about becoming a foster for the shelter’s adoptable pets at the event. Young-Williams is asking for donations of feeding bottles, powdered kitten milk replacer, canned kitten food, kitchen scales that measure in ounces, microwavable heating pads/discs and kitty litter, according to a Young-Williams press release.
HSTV’s shower will have cake, refreshments and cats and kittens who need homes. The shelter has lowered its cat adoption fees to $50, according to a press release. HSTV also created a wish list with items that will help during kitten season. View the list at https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/1VJMTFQ3RRZGG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_y-r2ybQB38RZP.
Kitten season will last until the fall, according to a press release from HSTV.
“Spring marks the beginning of kitten season which is the time of year when cats give birth. Shelters and rescues are overwhelmed with homeless cats and kittens during this time. One mama cat can give birth to multiple litters of kittens during a season, which lasts into the fall. Furthermore, kittens born at the beginning of kitten season can potentially give birth themselves before the end of the year,” the release said.