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Volunteers in Defense of Animals

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We're in great need of foster homes for kittens! Kitten season is in full force, and we have an opportunity for you to volunteer, get service hours if needed, and do some very fulfilling work!


The kittens in greatest need of fosters are between the ages of 2-8 weeks old. Kittens can only go home once they're 8 weeks old, but before that, they need love, sometimes feeding, and attention. Kittens will need to be bottle fed until they're 5-6 weeks of age, which is when they can begin being fed a mix of wet food and formula or warm water. Most kittens that go to fosters only need to be bottle fed for a week or two before you can just give them wet food! They're much easier to care for than you think. We provide all of their supplies, and you just need a little corner of your house or a room dedicated for them. We can give you huge crates, fences to keep them in, and of course everything else they need.

Why can't we house them at our shelter? They need one-on-one attention, and we can't always be there to bottle feed. The other cats are also likely to bump them or even spread something to them (cats are resistant, but much like babies, kittens aren't so much!). Once they're 8 weeks old, we'll be able to bring them to new homes, since we actively look for homes while they're in your care. We can provide all of the support and help that you need -- you can FaceTime or call our foster program director, Kim, for help or emergencies at all times.

If you're interested in learning more, don't hesitate to call! You don't need prior experience!

Service Hour Designation Breakdown (following kittens from week 2 through 8)
Week 2: 8 hour/day
Week 3: 7 hours/day
Week 4: 6 hours/day
Week 5-8: 5 hours/day
These numbers aren't how much time you'll be working with the kittens exactly, but if you're in need of school service hours or something similar, this is how they're distributed!

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

19142 E Walnut Dr NLa Puente, CA 91748

(33.99506,-117.88501)
 

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 1-6 weeks

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