Domestic dogs and cats can get pregnant at any time of the year, but every once in a while, the planets seem to align and higher-than-average numbers of puppies and kittens are born in a community all at once. Adams County is experiencing one of these “Baby Booms” right now.
Because the Humane Society’s new Animal Shelter in West Union is not yet open, the burden of caring for the scores of unwanted puppies and kittens falls on generous volunteer foster families. Anyone who has cared for a mother dog or cat and her litter of fuzzy babies knows that, while cute, puppies and kittens require a lot of work. They are messy, noisy, not-house-trained, and hungry all the time.
The Humane Society is seeking donations of paper towels, bleach, kitten chow and puppy chow to help the foster families deal with their young guests. If you would like to help local puppies and kittens during this baby boom, please bring your donations to the Mosier Furniture and Appliance store in West Union (217 N. West Street, 544-2711) during regular business hours.