It is kitten season.
Project Save a Kitten will kickoff the kitten season with a ribbon cutting on a cat condo at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Southwest Environmental Center located in the Downtown Mall. This is a project of the Coalition for People and Pets.
We would appreciate any attention that you can give to this event. The leaders of the Coalition for People and Pets will be on hand, along with Tabby Team members, to answer questions about this project and the goals of the Coalition for People and Pets. It will make an excellent photo op — baby animals always do photograph well.
Join us to adopt kittens, learn more about fostering, volunteer for rescue teams, and more. While it is hard to compete with adorable kittens, there will be drawings for door prizes, samples, and surprises to make the day exciting.
This project is sponsored by the newly formed Community Coalition of Pets and People, a city and county-wide group of animal welfare organizations, which along with leading community leaders formed to bring the highest level of humane care to our companion pets. The Coalition is co-chaired by County Commissioner Billy Garrett and Dona Ana County Humane Society Board Vice President Tom Townsend.
Since kitten season began in mid-April, we already have successfully adopted several litters of kittens, and placed kittens in businesses that have agreed to participate in this project. Our goal is to adopt 80-100 kittens during this two month time frame.
These businesses will display a litter of kittens at their locations from mid-April through mid-June. At this time, kittens for adoption will be shown at Better Life Pet Foods, 365 Avenida de Mesilla; Calista Animal Hospital, 1889 Calle de Ninos; Enchanted Gardens, 270 Avenida de Mesilla; Pet’s Barn, 1600 S. Valley Dr.; and The Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N.Main St. (Saturdays during Farmer’s Market only). To join this adoption event, businesses are invited to contact us at 524-1886.