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Available for Adoption! at Castle Rock’s Buddy Center
For information, visit dd .org (303) 751-5772
It’s that time of year! During the warmer spring and summer months, animal shelters across the country enter what is often referred to as “kitten season.” While cats can give birth at any time throughout the year, the longer daylight hours act as a catalyst for bringing unspayed female cats into heat, resulting in a large in ux of kittens being brought to shelters. In fact, at the Dumb Friends League alone we can have up to 900 cats and kittens in our care this time of year.
So, what should you do if you  nd a litter of tiny kittens? Well, that depends on a few factors, including how and where you found them, whether the mother cat is around and how old they are.
First, it’s important to understand that young kittens have a better chance at survival when they remain with their mothers. While the Dumb Friends League and some other shelters are able to bottle feed neonatal kittens, many do not eat on their own and their rate of survival goes down. For this reason, we recommend bringing kittens in with their mother when at all possible.
Toonces is a gorgeous, 2-year-old brown tabby. Shy at  rst, he would do best in a quiet home where his affectionate and curious personality can blossom. Toonces is FIV+ and needs to be in a single cat home.
Bond is a 6-year-old buff tabby cat who has been looking to  nd his new family since January. This handsome cat has a curious and loving personality. Bond would love to be the center of attention.
Ren is a 4-year-old pit bull mix who is energetic and happy personality that would match well with an active owner. Ren will make a great running and adventuring buddy, and prefers a home without cats.
Canoe is a happy and energetic 2-year-old boxer mix. This goofy pup has a reputation for getting the zoomies and would do best in an active home. Canoe would prefer to be your only pet with older children.
Located at
Equine Center
in Franktown, open to the public Friday – Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except for major holidays).
NONA (A0807218)
Nona is a 15-year-old Arabian mare. She has been ridden in the Harmony Equine Center training program and is proving to be a smart and willing horse. She would do well in a home with a rider who can continue her training. Nona is up to date on her vaccinations, farrier work, dental work and deworming.
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What to do if you  nd a
Litter of Kittens

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