from the press release by the Humane Society of So. Az.
In anticipation of another busy litter season, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) will host a puppy and kitten baby shower Sat. March 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at HSSA’s Companions for Life Center, located at 3465 N. Kleindale Road.
As temperatures climb higher, they bring a barrage of unwanted, orphaned, and abandoned animals. “It happens every spring and summer and the sheer number of incoming animals can be overwhelming,” explains Foster Care Administrator, Liz Johnson. “Luckily, foster parents are there to save the day!” Foster parents are greatly needed, since puppies and kittens must reach eight weeks of age before being spayed or neutered and placed for adoption. Foster parents allow otherwise vulnerable youngsters to grow in loving, nurturing homes before returning to the shelter where they can be happily united with a permanent family.
Last year, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona received over 2,700 animals who required foster care – over 25% of the animals HSSA received! This litter season will likely be just as busy and the HSSA wants to start preparing now with new foster homes, supplies, and heightened community awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering.
To commence litter season on a prepared and positive note, the HSSA will host a fun-filled shower, complete with games, entertainment, food, refreshments and, of course – cute and cuddly guests! Bring all of your human family members, learn more about fostering opportunities, and help pitch in by donating some much-needed supplies.
In addition to monetary donations, the HSSA foster care program always welcomes canned puppy and kitten food, pet beds, X pens, bedding, formula, pet bottles, clay cat litter, puppy pads, toys, cleaning supplies, crates, and new or used blankets and towels. For easy shopping, the HSSA has a baby gift registry at both Target and Walmart under “Humane Society.” So please consider picking up a few supplies the next time you’re running errands to help out the homeless puppies and kittens who will find their way to the Humane Society this summer.
Enjoy a fun, free, family-friendly event and help the HSSA collect supplies to gear up for litter season!