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BHS hosts Annual Kitten and Puppy Shower

BANGOR — The Bangor Humane Society is expecting! Each year BHS takes in nearly 1,000 kittens. This BHS is also expecting an influx of puppies. So, this litter season will be busy and BHS prepares with soliciting 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, a puppy and kitten shower was scheduled for Saturday, June 17 to feature donated gifts, refreshments and a meet and greet with some of the current BHS foster volunteers.

If you were unable to attend the shower, BHS is accepting drop offs all season long and also has a special wish list on Amazon to make shopping for our furbabies easier than ever!

Bring a gift or two to BHS from items on our wish list: KMR (Kitten milk replacement), scoopable kitty litter, baby wipes, toys like plastic balls, furry mice, feather teasers, catnip, small rounded cat beds for nursing cats, canned kitten food and bath and paper towels.

Proceeds from a LuLaRoe product sales will be donated to BHS at this time.

In addition to donated wish-list items, as kittens and puppies continue to arrive at BHS throughout the spring and summer, the shelter will be in need of foster homes. Foster parents fill a great need as kittens must reach eight weeks of age before being vaccinated and spayed or neutered to be placed for adoption. Foster parents allow vulnerable kittens to receive the love, attention, and care they need until they are old enough to be placed in their forever homes. BHS provides everything else.

“Foster parents save the lives of the many underage residents we care for that wouldn’t otherwise make it,” says Katelyn Murphy, foster care coordinator. “Without our foster parents, BHS couldn’t do what we do. With hundreds of kittens and puppies in foster care, we simply wouldn’t have the capacity to support them until they are ready for adoption.”

Foster care staff and current volunteers are available to discuss fostering opportunities at BHS.

If you can’t adopt or foster, please consider donating a gift for the Kitten Shower. Gift cards are appreciated too. Your gift helps ensure these kittens will get the care and treatment they

deserve. Help save a life – big or small, whatever you can give will provide these little ones with the essentials to get off to a good start. Bring your family, learn more about fostering opportunities, and help pitch in by donating some much-needed supplies.

Please consider picking making a donation to help out the many homeless furbabies who will find their way to the Humane Society this summer!

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