How Kitten Rescue works
Kitten Rescue of Mason County is dedicated to placing abandoned and unwanted kittens with safe, loving homes. We have hundreds of kittens veterinarian-tested, immunized, and altered each year. We are registered as a non-profit charity and your donations are considered tax-deductible under IRS regulations.
Kitten Rescue is a philosophy. It is a belief that cats are granted life from a source above human beings. People have a right to manage cats and decide how they live in our world, but that does not include the privilege to neglect and abuse. When a person accepts ownership of a cat, the price is the healthy and happy care of that animal and full responsibility for its actions.
Kitten Rescue is a network. Animal protection and control in Mason County is not what it could be. Many folks feel so strongly about this that they have banded together in citizen groups to make it right. Adopt-a-Pet is well-known for their fine efforts saving and finding homes for dogs. We coordinate with foster homes across Mason County to test, inoculate, alter, and save feline lives. Without the cooperation and assistance from the good people at Shelton Veterinary Hospital, we could not exist.
Why adopt from Kitten Rescue.
Adopting from Kitten Rescue means that you are the final step in saving an animal that was likely fated for misery or death. Whether from abandonment, abuse or disease, our kitties are lucky survivors who have had much love and resources invested in them before they even meet you. Naturally, we know these little critters pretty well, and we go to great lengths to see that each one goes to a home that is well suited for its health and happiness.
While each of the many hundreds of kitties we assist each year are a success of the heart, every one of them is a financial "loss." Our adoption fees do not cover our costs - they only help offset them. If you were to take a "free kitten" from someone, the vet costs you would incur to have the same services our kittens have had would be between $200 and $230! We are able to have low adoption fees because of charitable donations, fundraising, lots of volunteer hours, and the discounted services we receive from the great people at Shelton Veterinary Hospital.
Why is spaying or neutering so important?
Spaying and neutering is the most important thing that can be done to ensure that your cat, and his or her offspring, do not suffer and die. Female cats can breed three times a year and have an average of four kittens per litter. In just seven years, one fertile female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 kittens! Most of these kittens are abandoned! There are far more kittens in Mason County than there are homes for them.
We save as many kittens as we can, arrange happy adoptions well below cost, and address the primary problem of overpopulation. We believe that everyone is the better for it.