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Virtual Kitten Shower

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 — April 30th, 2021

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The kittens are coming! For the Humane Society of El Paso, “Kitten Season” has already begun, and that means hundreds of homeless kittens will soon be entering our shelter, counting on us to save their lives.

Event Details

Join us for a Virtual Kitten Shower celebration from April 5th to April 11th as we welcome the new bundles of joy on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with video demonstrations, Foster Q&A, and baby shower games!

Come back tomorrow for the next Virtual Kitten Shower activity!

Can't wait until then? In the meantime, visit our cat and kitten resources below and make a donation to submit a name suggestion for the incoming litters.

What is kitten season?

Kitten season, also known as feline breeding season, occurs during the warmer months of the year, typically beginning mid-March and ending in October. It is this time when shelters across the nation experience an intake overflow of homeless newborn kitten litters.

What to do if you find abandoned kittens?

WAIT! If the kittens are in a safe place out of the way from danger it is very possible for their mother to be out looking for food or watching nearby. The kittens are safest with their mother until they are eating on their own. 
WATCH. Keep an eye on the kittens from a distance, about 35' or more. Getting too close or staying in sight may scare the mother away or keep her in hiding. It may be several hours before the mother returns (4-6 hours).
 
*Tip: Sprinkle flour around the nest of kittens. Check throughout the day to see if there are paw prints or disturbances indicating that mom has returned.
 

What can be done to prevent unwanted litters?

An unaltered cat can become pregnant as early as 4 months of age. The most humane solution to population control is to spay and neuter all your cats. Sterilization stabilizes the population of community cat colonies and over time reduces them. HSEP offers help through the Mary Speer Cat Spay and Neuter Program.

Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR)

Through Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered and rabies vaccinated. A small portion of the tip of the right ear is surgically removed (while the cat is anesthetized) to indicate that the cats are part of a TNR program.

After recovering from surgery, the cats are returned to their outdoor homes, ending the cycle of producing new litters of kittens.

To get involved as a community cat TNR volunteer contact :

El Paso TNR
915-209-0190
www.elpasotnr.org               

Sun City Cats
915-472-4926
www.suncitycats.org

FOSTER

Before we can intake kitten litters, we must ensure that they have a foster home to go to! Sign up to be a kitten foster today to save lives and help keep space available at the shelter.

Become a Foster Volunteer

DONATE

Your donations help us ensure that all newborn litters go home with the proper supplies needed to care for them. Help us welcome the new bundle of joy by donating an item off our wish list below. 

AMAZON WISH LIST  CHEWY WISH LIST

Download Kitten Shower Wish List


Donation Drop Off Locations

Please feel free to leave your donation at the participating store you purchase at. Contactless drop-offs can be made at 4991 Fred Wilson Ave. seven days a week, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

DONATE TO NAME OUR LITTERS

Submit name suggestions for our soon-to-be litters by making a donation below. Sign up for our e-letters to find out which names were chosen!

Enter your donation amount and input your name suggestions when prompted, please separate each name with a comma. If you would like to group your name suggestions, please make a separate donation per group.

Name suggestions are not required to make a donation but are encouraged!