The Humane Society of Harford County is Expecting!

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Shelter Throwing Kitten Shower to Prepare for New Arrivals

The Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) will soon be hearing the pitter patter of little paws, so to prepare for kitten season – the time of year when pregnant and nursing cats and orphaned neonatal kittens flood animal shelters across the nation – the Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) is throwing a Kitten Shower on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 3:00-5:00PM at the shelter at 2208 Connolly Road in Fallston.

“This time of year is known in the animal sheltering community as kitten season due to the huge volume of kittens who are born during the warmer summer months,” said Jamie DeRita, HSHC’s foster and rescue coordinator. “This surge of kittens and moms coming into the shelter puts a tremendous strain on our resources. It’s critical that we have plenty of supplies on-hand as well as foster parents who can help with the kittens’ care so we can continue to take in other cats and kittens who need our help.”

The community is invited to help the shelter welcome all the little ones by bringing a donation from its kitten wish list, watching bottle feeding demonstrations, playing party games, and applying to become a foster parent. Items on the wish list include:

  • Hill’s Science Diet Healthy Growth dry kitten food
  • Canned wet pate kitten food (any brand)
  • Non-clumping kitty litter
  • Powdered kitten milk replacer (KMR)
  • Nursing bottles for kittens
  • Gift cards to PetSmart, PetCo & PetValu
  • Monetary donations

HSHC has a well-established foster care program that places kittens into temporary homes when they are either too young for adoption or are being treated for an illness. Having trained foster care providers and a pantry well stocked with supplies is part of HSHC’s proactive life-saving strategy.

Can’t make it to the shower? The shelter has a kitten registry on Amazon at tinyurl.com/HSHCKittens. Donations can be shipped to the shelter at 2208 Connolly Road, Fallston, MD 21047 or dropped off on the following days/times: Monday through Friday from 11am – 6pm; Saturday from 10am – 5pm; and Sundays from noon – 4pm.


About the Humane Society of Harford County

The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare and well-being of the approximately 3,000 animals that come to us each year. We promote the kind treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, care, adoptions, and community education.  We are not a county agency nor are we affiliated with any national or regional organization. Your tax-deductible donations, bequests, and proceeds from events are crucial to our life-saving efforts on behalf of the animals of our community.