Sunday, June 27, 2021

I Found an Orphan Kitten! Now What?

Spring is kitten season – and we’re proud to report that this year, SVPP has already rescued 100 kittens! This life-saving work wouldn’t be possible without the unwavering passion and commitment of our volunteers, our community supporters, and our rescue partners, the San Jose Animal Care Center and Tri-City Animal Shelter in Fremont, who share in our mission of saving homeless and at-risk cats and dogs. 

It’s critical we do our part to help save the lives of these tiny felines. Because they’re small, they’re more prone to miss cars coming their way, take shelter inside car engines, and find themselves in confrontations with larger predators from which they can’t escape. 

If you have cats or kittens visiting your yard, they need your help! There are more than 150,000 stray and feral cats in Santa Clara County alone. Want to learn more about how you can play a direct role in helping give kittens a second chance at life? You’re in luck! We’ve created a handy cheat sheet that lays out the steps you should take if you find an orphan kitten in San Jose (and surrounding areas). Check it out below and click on the image to visit our kitten season page

For ‘getting started’ tips on trapping kittens, and trap rentals in case you find an orphaned kitten and need to safely and quickly trap them so you can then take them to a shelter, visit this resource page on Bay Area Cats, a site created by our very own SVPP volunteer and cat trapping expert Vanessa Forney.

Purchasing items from our kitten wish list on Amazon is another way to make a big difference from afar, with just a click of a couple buttons. We are so appreciative of our community’s continued support! Thank you for all that you do to help save our local at-risk kittens. 

Alandea Muñoz is an SVPP volunteer and guest blogger.