TEMPORARILY CLOSED; Limited Adoptions by Appointment ONLY

 

The Kittens are Coming…The Kittens are Coming!!

Last year, the Humane Society of El Paso saved the lives of over 1500 kittens, most of them newborn, orphaned kittens. Our Kitten Nursery, which opened in April 2019 as the first of its kind in El Paso, made this possible.  From March through October, volunteers provided around-the-clock care to over 830 kittens and 43 momma cats.   

Right now, we’re getting ready for “Kitten Mountain.” Typically it runs March through November because this is the time when unaltered cats reproduce, especially free-roaming community cats. During this time, thousands of kittens are born and literally inundate El Paso animal shelters. The Humane Society of El Paso is committed to giving every single one of these fragile kittens the specialized care they need to survive.

But we can't do it alone. To effectively help all of these kittens each year, we need you. That’s why I’m hoping you’ll consider becoming a kitten foster parent. We understand that not everyone is in a position to adopt. But animal-lovers can still make a difference by temporarily opening their homes as foster volunteers for kittens and other shelter animals.

It takes an extraordinary person to offer animals a temporary home so they can begin their new lives. But by doing this, foster volunteers significantly expand our shelter’s capacity to take in more animals in immediate need of care. We try to make it as easy as possible for you by providing all training, supplies and medical care. Last year, 152 foster volunteers helped us save more than 1,441 animals. We hope you’ll consider being a part of our lifesaving team this year.  Please contact Rosario Olmos at 915-532-6971 or rolmos@hsep.org if you’re interested in joining us.

Another way you can help make an impact? If you find a litter of kittens without their mother, wait and watch for her to come back before scooping up the kittens. Often, well intentioned people end up orphaning kittens when they try to help. When kittens are alone, most of the time their mom is coming right back. Instead of taking them, try to get the mama cat as well and bring the whole family to us or foster them in your home. Moms are best at caring for their young. And then we can spay the mom so she doesn’t keep having litters. Of course, you can always call us at 915-532-6971 if you have any questions.

Mil Gracias! for all your work to help us create a more humane El Paso.

Deb Benedict
Executive Director

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