<p class=”Standard”>LOGAN – As of last week, Cache Humane Society had 28 kittens in foster care, and as more litters of kittens are brought in, they are asking the public for help in fostering these young cats.</p><p class=”Standard”>“We love having fosters. The kittens and the moms do so much better in a home environment,” said Cat Area Manager Michelle Althouse. </p><p class=”Standard”>She added that a home environment is beneficial because it is quiet, the cats can have their own space and they can get more one-on-one attention. </p><p class=”Standard”>“If you’re interested in fostering, you can go to our website at <a href=”http://www.cachehumane.org/” target=”_blank”>cachehumane.org</a>. There’s a little tab that says ‘Help Us’ and you can fill out a foster application from there,” she said. </p><p class=”Standard”>Althouse said on the application, you can fill out what you would be interested in doing as a foster. After filling out that application, print it off and take it to the Cache Human Society located at 2370 W 200 N in Logan. </p><p class=”Standard”>“Our foster coordinator will then get with you and do a home check,” explained Althouse. “With all our fosters, we go and check and make sure that they are going to be in a good environment.” </p><p class=”Standard”>Althouse said they are especially in need of fosters who would be willing to bottle feed kittens. </p><p class=”Standard”>“It takes a lot of work, but we do get kittens brought in that don’t have a mom and need to be bottle fed,” she said. </p><p class=”Standard”>Depending on how young the kittens are, they may have to be bottle fed every two hours. The older they get, the less you bottle feed. Althouse said at five or six weeks old, you can start putting the formula in a bowl. </p><p class=”Standard”>Once the kittens reach nine weeks old, they can be returned to the Cache Humane Society. Althouse said that is when they are old enough to receive their shots. </p><p class=”Standard”>Last year during “Kitten Season”, Cache Human Society received close to 50 kittens that needed foster care. They are expecting to get close to those same numbers this year. </p><p class=”Standard”>Althouse warned the public to be careful when finding kittens that you think might be abandoned. </p><p class=”Standard”>“We get this a lot where people are trying to help: they see kittens and not a momma cat, so they pick them up and bring them here,” she said. “It’s just like with people. If you have a little baby, you have to get groceries and you don’t want to take the baby with you. The best thing to do is watch the kittens really closely and watch to see if the momma cat does come back. If after a couple days, the mom doesn’t return, then go ahead and bring them in.” </p><p class=”Standard”>Althouse added that it is important to not touch or move the kittens before you are sure where the mother cat is. If they are touched, the mother might quit caring for them.</p>
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