Every two weeks, foster kittens go in for a round of vaccines, a weigh-in, and get a good once-over by Allea, who's in charge of the foster program.
The girls were due for a visit, so I loaded them up in their carrier, and off we went. We live less than ten minutes away from the shelter, and the ride is an easy one. No complaints from the kittens, so the trip was quiet.
All the girls did great with the vaccines, and everyone had put on weight. Delphine is still the smallest, but wins the prize for gaining the most ounces since their last visit. That little piggy just rolled past a pound! Maeve is the biggest at 1 pound and five ounces. Evie is almost two ounces smaller than Maeve. They're all growing at a pretty good clip now.
Allea's great at handling the kittens. They always feel calm with her.
Even when they're getting poked with needles.
Nice work, Kibblesmiths! I know getting shots isn't much fun, but you all did remarkably well.
Keeping all of these kittens and cats vaccinated is so important, and when you have hundreds of litters of kittens flood through the shelter each year (two hundred litters of kittens in last June alone), it isn't cheap. Please consider a donation to our shelter to help with these and other medical expenses. Maybe you can give enough to vaccinate one cat? Maybe you can give enough to vaccinate a litter? Every bit helps, every bit matters, and all is appreciated! Thank you!
To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit our FUNdraising page!
And right now, we've got a matching donation challenge happening! Donate now and your dollars are doubled (until we reach the $2000 cap)!