Kitten Season is Coming. Please Help the Brewster Shelter Prepare!
Kitten season is the time of year when cats give birth, flooding the ARL’s shelters across Eastern, MA with litters.
Foster parents are a vital component of kitten season. They expand our reach outside of the animal shelter walls and help us take-in many more litters than would otherwise be possible.
The ARL’s Brewster animal shelter on Cape Cod is growing their foster program and needs more foster parents.
If you have room in your heart and home, you can help us expand our services and save more animals!
Becoming a foster parent is great for people who:
- Have pets and have the capacity to care for other animals in their home
- Don’t have pets, but love animals and want to have them in their home temporarily
To become a foster parent complete an application online and submit a one-time, non-refundable application fee. This is a donation to the Animal Rescue League of Boston and helps us with the processing of the applications. We review all foster care applications to match people with the appropriate animal cases since there are animals with various foster care needs.
Click this link to apply today and join the ARL family: arlboston.org/foster
They’re Playing Through the Day and Sleeping Through the Night
We’ve promised to give you regular updates on the Middleboro Puppies who were rescued during a drug and weapons raid on a home in Middleboro, MA back on October 3, so here’s a little something on how they’re doing. They’ve been in the care of ARL foster parents for almost a month now and are making enormous progress. One of our foster parents shared this little tidbit about her foster pups whom she has lovingly named Franny and Ollie.
“Franny is much smaller than her brother…but she is very rambunctious and usually in charge. She likes to chat (and has the cutest little bark) and she also likes to follow us everywhere and cuddle up on your lap the minute you sit down. She loves food and she loves playing hard and napping hard with her brother.
Ollie is just the sweetest puppy. His beautiful eyes just melt your heart. He is very gentle and calm for a puppy (I don’t think that we have ever heard him bark) and he is SO interested in people…and cats. He is also very smart…very good with the food puzzles.
They both sleep through the night very well. They love to play with sticks and chase each other in circles in our backyard. It’s amazing in three weeks how much they have grown and thrived from the condition they were in when rescued. It really makes Jon and I grateful for all the components of the League that make outcomes like this possible. They are amazing little pups that are going to make wonderful companions and bring immense joy to their future adopters!” ~ Amelia Hughes
When the puppies arrived at the ARL they were in terrible condition. All the the puppies were emaciated and dehydrated, covered in feces and riddled with worms. You can imagine how grateful we are to have a network of foster parents who care for these little guys and gals until they are healthy and strong enough to be adopted. The puppies still have a way to go and are not yet available for adoption, but we’ll let you know as soon as they are!
Read their story: arlboston.org/breaking-news-12-puppies-seized-in-middleboro-swat-team-raid-come-to-arl/
Franny and Ollie play outside in the leaves in their adorable sweaters. Photo Credit: Amelia Hughes
Lil’ Nugget with his foster dad, before leaving for the Adoption Center. Credit Maria L. Uribe
For the last four weeks we’ve been following the progress of Lil’ Nugget in his foster home. Lil’ Nugget is a kitten who was surrendered to the Animal Rescue League of Boston back in early January and was too young and sick to be placed on the adoption floor immediately. He has spent the last four weeks in the home of Maria and her husband, who have nursed him back to health and helped him grow into a healthy and social kitten!
Last Friday Maria brought Lil’ Nugget in for a check-up and vaccines. He had made such excellent progress that after his exam he was approved for adoption early! He was placed on the adoption floor on Saturday and was adopted within minutes of the shelter opening! Good luck Lil’ Nugget! We are so glad that we got to follow you on your journey as a foster kitten!
Credit: Maria L. Uribe
To catch up on Lil’ Nugget’s story see below:
Lil’ Nugget: The Story of an ARLB Foster Kitten (Part I)
Lil’ Nugget: The Story of an ARLB Foster Kitten (Part II)
Lil’ Nugget: The Story of an ARLB Foster Kitten (Part III)