Greenhill Humane Society’s Virtual Kitten Shower
Community members are encouraged to donate vital supplies needed for the hundreds of kittens Greenhill will care for this year
When: All summer long!
Price: We kindly ask pet lovers to donate an item from our gift registry at https://www.babylist.com/kittens-GreenhillHumaneSociety.
Details: Summer is here and so are the kittens! Hundreds of kittens have already come to the shelter as this year’s Kitten Season began last month, and hundreds more are anticipated to come through Greenhill’s doors in the coming months. Greenhill is asking for the community’s help through donations of vital supplies needed to help care for the kittens.
Local cat lovers can browse the gift registry and donate items directly to Greenhill or drop donations off at the shelter all summer long. Those interested in adopting a kitty can keep an eye on the Greenhill website (https://www.green-hill.org) for available animals and can call to schedule an adoption appointment.
“Kitten season started early this year and we are so grateful for the many foster families who have jumped in to care for these young, sweet babies until they are old enough and healthy enough to thrive on their own. Every donation is important in helping us save these young kittens,” said Events and Community Engagement Manager, Megan Brezovar.
Last year, Greenhill’s foster families cared for 479 kittens and the number is expected to increase this year. Very young kittens are first fostered by one of Greenhill’s foster care families until the kittens are old enough to be adopted. This is typically between 4 to 8 weeks of age after getting vaccinated and spayed or neutered.
Greenhill provides the needed supplies to the foster families. Many kittens are so young their eyes are not yet open, and they need to be bottle fed every two hours. They also require gentle handling and socialization. This helps to build their confidence and comfort around people.
All kitten and adult cat adoptions include: a physical exam and behavioral evaluation by trained staff, spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, flea and worm treatment, a collar and ID tag, pre-adoption consultation, trackable microchip, 30 day trial of pet insurance, and post-adoption support. All cats must be transported home in a carrier (available to purchase for $5) and if it is not a good fit, new pets can be returned to Greenhill at any time.
For more information about Greenhill and the Virtual Kitten Shower, please visit https://www.green-hill.org.
About Greenhill Humane Society
Greenhill Humane Society has been caring for animals in Lane County since 1944. It is a private, non-profit organization that relies on charitable donations. Greenhill is located at 88530 Green Hill Road in Eugene. We envision a community in which all companion animals have loving homes and are treated with compassion and respect. To learn more visit www.green-hill.org.