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Animal shelter receives more than 100 kittens in three-week period

Posted at 7:08 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 09:20:01-04

WACO, TX — The Humane Society of Central Texas needs your help this kitten season.

Adoption coordinator Daniela Ranzenger said kitten season started a little late this year, but came in with a bang.

In the last three weeks, the shelter has received more than 100 kittens. A majority of them still need to be bottle fed to survive.

Ranzenger said they need fosters to take in these little creatures before they can be put up for adoption.

"There's no way that a baby kitten, that cannot eat on its own, can stay in a shelter," Ranzenger said. "We need fosters who are able to do their best to raise them with a bottle until they're old enough to eat on their own and then big enough to be adopted out."

Fosters will care for the kittens until they are eight weeks old or weigh two pounds and can return to the shelter for adoption.

Ranzenger said they will continue to receive kittens through the fall.

If you're not able to foster, you can donate supplies. Right now, the shelter needs kitten formula, wet food, dry food and bottles.

If you would rather have shelter staff do the shopping, you can make a monetary donation here.

To view adoptable pets, click here.