To qualify for the program you must be an Orange County resident, age 18 or older that agrees to the following:
- Be able to safely house kittens and/or mama cat with nursing kittens for the duration of the program - typically until the kittens are 8 weeks of age and weigh at least 2 pounds. (Exception - if the mother cat is a "community cat", then she can be spayed and released back to her outdoor home as soon as the kittens are weaned, typically at five weeks of age.)
- Give adequate and age appropriate food, and fresh water, every day.
- Provide clean bedding and litter box.
- Spend time each day socializing the kittens. In order to be an ideal adoption candidate, kittens need to be socialized and friendly.
Please note: Kindness For Cats, Inc. is not a rescue; they are a small group of experienced foster parents. They partnered with Orange County Animal Services for this program to empower and support people who have found young kittens in their community (alone or with a nursing mom) and want to give them a safe and healthy start on life.
Kindness for Cats, Inc. Resources:
"I found a kitten(s)" - https://www.kindnessforcats.com/info/display?PageID=19723
Wait 'Til 8 Kitten Intervention Program - https://www.kindnessforcats.com/info/display?PageID=19364
Wait 'Til 8 Kitten Intervention Program Guidelines - https://www.kindnessforcats.com/info/display?PageID=19722
For more information about Kindness for Cats, Inc., please email them at WaitUntil8@gmail.com.