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Front Street Animal Shelter issues urgent call for "bottle baby" foster parents

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It’s kitten season and the Front Street Animal Shelter, run by City of Sacramento, is in urgent need of “nursery” foster parents i.e., those who can bottle feed kittens.

The shelter always needs extra hands and homes to ready the kitten population for their forever homes, but at this moment, Team Front Street has posted a call for “bottle baby” foster parents on the Facebook page.

Anyone interested is asked to email PSchiller@cityofsacramento.org or SBurgin@cityofsacramento.org.

“Bottle babies need to be fed every 3 hours or so until they eat on their own,” Team Front Street staff wrote on the Facebook page, so it's a commitment that requires short blocks of time throughout the day.

For people who travel a lot or can’t quite decide cat v dog, which breed, big v. petite, short or long-hair, fostering not only provides a tremendous service to a community and future pet parents, it also provides a testing ground for people to see what works best for themselves and their families and their individual home situations. Fostering animals is perfect for people who want a little love around their homes, but aren't quite in the right domestic situation to commit to being a pet parent full-time.

Call 916-764-6862 to sign up as a kitty foster (if they don't answer right away, staff and volunteers might be bottle feeding babies; leave a message). Once an application is completed, new volunteers will be scheduled for an orientation class and set up with supplies and instructions and ... kittens!

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