Update on kitten season needs

by austinpetsalive • Posted in: Awareness/ PR

We have over 50 bottle babies in our care and more are coming in every day. There are a few items we really need to help these bottle babies survive.

You can help by getting the word out to your family, co-workers and friends about these items!

Here are some items we need:

  • Heating pads – the type without automatic shut-off
  • Digital food scales (for weighing kittens)
  • KMR Replacement milk – can be purchased at PetSmart/PetCo, or you they can buy a cheaper brand that is supposed to be just as good or better online at: http://www.foxvalleynutrition.com
  • Kitten Nursing bottles (can be purchased at PetSmart/PetCo)
  • Nebulizers
  • Foster Homes!

We could probably use about 50 more of each of these items, but an endless supply of milk replacer.

Donations can be brought to any of our adoption sites (including the dog adoption sites), which are listed on our website or can be shipped here:

P.O. Box 6247
Austin, TX 78762

Thanks for your help, Austin!

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4 Responses to "Update on kitten season needs"

  1. A. D. Fitzgeraldsays: May 4, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    I just donated $50… please use it for KMR or other kitten needs! Thanks for all you do.

  2. austinpetsalivesays: May 5, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you so much for your donation! We will definitely use it for KMR.

  3. A. D. Fitzgeraldsays: May 6, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Just so everyone will have a better idea… how much is a week’s supply of KMR for 50 kittens?

  4. austinpetsalivesays: May 6, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Good question! Each kitten will consume approximately $4.50 worth of KMR per week. So, 50 kittens will cost $225/week. On average, each kitten will need 4 weeks worth of KMR, so each kitten will take approximately $18 total.