A crowd of kittens

12 years ago

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A bakers dozen of kittens was dropped off to Halfway Home Pet Rescue volunteers all on one day in late September; three kittens were under 10-days-old, five were under four-days-old and five were two-days-old. Raising the kittens is one very young mother cat and dedicated HHPR volunteers, who have been bottle feeding the kittens around the clock; the volunteers are still on the lookout for the litters’ other mother cats. Volunteers estimated that the 13 kittens will be available for adoption in eight weeks, all slated to go home with spay/neuter vouchers. The shelter’s medical bills easily average around $2,000 per month, and volunteers have a number of ongoing fundraisers to support the rescue. Norma Milton, president of the HHPR explained that the donation of reusable shoes will be another ongoing project to help the shelter support their spay/neuter initiative. “We are diligently researching ways to support our health programs as the economy is just so tight,” Milton explained. The rescue has also started up another recycling project to support the shelter — collecting laser and ink-jet printer cartridges. Milton requested that cartridges be placed in plastic sandwich bags to prevent ink spills and left at 11 Pioneer Avenue in Caribou. The shelter is slated to move into its new home on Monday, and are looking for volunteers to help pack, truck, and unpack supplies. The new location of the Halfway Home Pet Rescue is located at 489 South Main Street. The rescue is a 501c3 non-profit and a 2012 Maine State Licensed Pet Rescue. Their mailing address is PO Box 488, Caribou, Maine 04736. Their web site is www.halfwayhomepetrescue.org and interested individuals can like them on Facebook.