Kitten Shower


During the spring and summer months, and again in the fall, kittens arrive at Jackson County Animal Shelter in droves, often motherless and requiring round-the-clock care. “Kitten Season” poses a need for both foster volunteers to care for these babies, and supplies to ensure their survival.

During “high season,” we can have more than 100 kittens in foster care at any given time!

There is NO question that fostering saves lives!

We’re calling this a “virtual” kitten shower because so many of us are sheltering at home – so, we hope you will contribute to our Kitten Shower from your furry abode!

We need to buy medical supplies to get the kittens healthy (most come in with some sort of treatable illness), and keep them healthy (with special kitten milk replacement formula and kitten food). Other stuff, like beds, play pens, warming disks, bottles, litter, etc. are all on the shopping list! And, then of course, get them spayed/neutered.

Currently, we spend close to $25,000/year to supply and manage our Foster program for both cats and dogs (does NOT include the cost of spay/neuter).

Examples of “Regular” expenses:

  • Kitten milk replacement formula: Close to $300 for a 20 lb. bucket (we go through 6 – 8 of these each year)
  • Canned and dry kitten food: $100/kitten
  • Kitty Litter: Lots of it!
  • Flea and ear mite treatment: $20/kitten
  • Ringworm tests, oral and topical treatments: $100/kitten
  • Play Pens that can be cleaned and re-used

Examples of Medical expenses:

  • Vet visits for analysis – helps if we know what we’re treating!  Huge expense!
  • Blood and fecal tests
  • Medicines specific to medical issues, like giardia or coccidia
  • Hydration tools: Sub-Q fluids, needles and syringes
  • Antibiotics for infections
  • Probiotics for out-of-balance little tummies

Please consider making a financial contribution to help us pay for essential Orphaned Kittens supplies!

To use a credit card, click below:

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If you would like to send a check, please make it out to Friends of the Animal Shelter, and write KITTEN SHOWER on the memo line

Mail it to Friends of the Animal Shelter, PO Box 1013, Phoenix, OR 97535.

Thank you for helping us save the lives of hundreds of orphaned kittens!

If you have any questions, please email us.

And please help spread the word on Facebook and other social media.

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Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1990 to support the programs of the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Our vision is for all adoptable animals at the Jackson Country Animal Shelter to find a loving home. Our mission is to recruit and train volunteers who will save lives by increasing pet adoptions at the Jackson Country Animal Shelter, improve the quality of life for the Shelter’s animals, promote spay and neuter, and facilitate outreach and educational activities about the humane treatment of companion animals throughout Jackson County. Our values are: Service, Compassion and Generosity.

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