Sarasota, FL – (April 26, 2013) – It’s kitten season and already hundreds of kittens have entered shelters and foster homes across Sarasota County. This year local humane organizations are committed to saving every precious life so they are asking the public to take kittens and pregnant cats to local rescue groups to alleviate the burden on Sarasota County Animal Services.
“We are asking individuals and families to contact the listed group of humane organizations and to foster a mom with kittens, orphaned kittens, or bottle-feed motherless kittens,” said Shelley Thayer, Executive Director at Cat Depot. “We need our community’s support and the commitment to save a life requires only a few short weeks of foster care.”
Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC)* 941.957.1955
Cat Depot 941.366.2404
Humane Society of Sarasota County 941.955.4131
Sarasota in Defense of Animals (SDA)* 941.924.2505
St. Francis Animal Rescue * 941.492.6200
Venice Cat Coalition* 941.525.4568
*Provides low-cost sterilization services
Every organization listed has agreed to help. “Through a collaborative effort, we are hoping to save every kitten in Sarasota County,” said Kristi Dorman, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Sarasota County. “Please consider foster care or adoption this kitten season. Volunteers are also welcome and needed for a variety of other tasks.”
“By working together, we can ensure that every kitten is spayed and neutered at a young age. This will reduce the number of homeless cats in the future and keep cat overpopulation in check,” said Theresa Foley, Executive Director of Venice Cat Coalition.
This season, let’s save Sarasota’s kittens. To adopt, foster, or relinquish pregnant cats and kittens, please call your local humane organizations.