I’m Alexa Johnson and I’m working on my Girl Scout Gold Award project. I am working with the Richmond SPCA to increase the number of foster care volunteers. And that is the reason that my mom and I decided to foster! For about the next three weeks, we are the proud foster parents of SIX (yes six!) 5-week-old kittens!
All of them have their own personalities, and it is fun to get to know each of them. They keep each other company, and watching them play together is like its own television show. As time passed, the kittens have gotten more and more outgoing and energetic and of course they are growing.
When it's bed time, they all pile into the bed, even if fitting means lying on top of each other. We have our own 8-year-old tabby cat, and a 5-year-old golden retriever. Our 85 lbs. dog won’t look the kittens in the eye, and although he is a lot bigger than them, they approach him and follow him around the living room. Our cat sticks up his nose at them and doesn’t like them to get to close to them, but he always watches intently as they play.
We are so glad that we are giving these kittens a brighter future because without the Richmond SPCA and the Meet the Fosters™ program their fate would be uncertain. Please consider taking some kittens under your wing — foster a kitten, save a life!
Editor's note: Alexa is also collecting supplies to help other foster care volunteers. One of the most essential supplies for kitten foster care is KMR, a milk replacement formula that is bottle fed to the tiniest infant kittens. Petco in Short Pump has a donation box where KMR and other foster care supplies can be dropped off to help the Meet the Fosters™ program.
Want to get involved?
Meet the Fosters™ training workshop
Wednesday, June 20, 6-8 p.m. at the Robins-Starr Humane Center, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA
Click here for more information and to register.
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