Forgotten Felines of Shoreline will hold a series of “kitten showers” at the Aurora Village Petco in Shoreline on Saturdays throughout July and August, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The shelter has planned the whimsical kitten showers, held in a tent outside the store, to be similar to a human baby shower. Approximately 20 kittens will be available for adoption each week.
Throughout “kitten season,” the charity takes in dozens of mother cats with kittens, putting a tremendous strain on shelter resources and foster homes. The season typically runs from May to November, with most litters born in early spring or midsummer.
“We just took in 10 kittens from the Grays Harbor municipal shelter, which is a high-kill shelter, and the pound in Omak is waiting to send more over,” said Leslie Treanor, president of Forgotten Felines.
The group plans to have a cage-free setting at the events, providing two-legged visitors the opportunity for interaction with the kittens. For the first time, the shelter is offering families the opportunity to call or email ahead to get pre-approved for adoption before the event.
“We bring beds, toys and a climbing tower for the kittens, so it's really fun,” Treanor said. “I don't like cages and this is a more relaxed thing. It is a great opportunity to meet the kittens and make a difference in their lives by donating a gift from the kitten wish list.”
Items on the wish list include: canned or dry kitten or cat food (Science Diet, Iams, Whiskas, Friskies, Pro Plan or Royale Canin), kitten milk replacement (KMR, Just Born), Gerber beef and chicken baby food, pellet-style or clumping cat litter, kitten toys, cleaning products including bleach, and paper towels.
Petco is located at 1241 N. 205th St. in Shoreline, near Costco. For more information about the kitten showers, call (206) 361-9965 or go to The Forgotten Felines Web site. .
Forgotten Felines is a no-kill, non-profit shelter and adoption center that serves King and Snohomish counties through sheltering and adopting animals and providing pet owner education. The shelter is located in Shoreline and utilizes foster homes throughout Puget Sound.