Who We Are
The Foster Kitten Project (FKP) specializes in neonatal kittens, which are defined as kittens who are unable to feed themselves. Many shelters are unable to take on this group of kittens due to their intensive round the clock care needs and, therefore, they are one of the largest groups euthanized in the United States. Due to their fragile state neonates also have a high mortality rate, but we at FKP try to give them the best chance at life we can.
Due to COVID-19, veterinarians have had to limit their availability. We want to make sure that by all means possible we are adopting out healthy and fully vetted kittens. You may still apply for any kitten on our site, but adoption times may be delayed until they are fully vetted and prepared to be released from our care. Mostly there may be a delay in the availability to get everyone spayed and neutered. Thank you for your interest and please be patient with us during this difficult time we are all experiencing.
Fundraiser with CoZzzy Comfy Bed Sheet
We are hosting a CoZzzy Comfy Bed Sheet Fundraiser through September 13 to support The Foster Kitten Project .
In addition to earnings from the sheets sales, if we get 50 shares on Facebook and sell 50 sets of sheets, CoZzzy Comfy will give us bonus money.
So, please...go to www.cozzzycomfy.com/online-store to PURCHASE A SET OF SHEETS AND SHARE, SHARE, SHARE.
Please select “DIRECT SHIPPING” at checkout.
Use Promo Code: The Foster Kitten Project 1 - 2020
Happy National Immunization Month
Pets should go to the vet annually for wellness checks and vaccinations or titer testing to see if they still have antibodies in their system. Immunizations are one of the easiest ways to ensure that your pet lives a long and healthy life.
Vaccines contain some or all of the inactivated protein parts of pathogens that cause infectious diseases. After vaccinations, the animal’s immune system recognizes the pathogen from these inactivated parts—if the animal is exposed to the real disease in the future, their immune system is capable of fighting back against it. This, in turn, prevents, or substantially limits, sickness in the vaccinated animal.
Protect your pets against serious diseases, potential death, and the spread of diseases by getting them vaccinated.
Core vaccines for cats
- Rabies - Is a fatal disease of the central nervous system and is commonly transmitted by saliva to mammals through bite wounds from the infected animal. This vaccine should be given every 1-3 years, depending on local laws.
- Feline Distemper is a combination vaccine that includes:
- Panleukopenia - Can cause GI problems and extremely low white blood cells that help fight off infection.
- Rhinotracheitis - Causes upper respiratory symptoms and can lead to more serious infections. More serious in kittens.
- Calicivirus - Can cause upper respiratory problems and infections in the mouth. Can also lead to more serious secondary infections.
Non-core vaccines for cats
- Feline Leukemia - Spread through body fluids. Causes anemia, immune suppression and can cause cancer as well. This is a slow to develop disease that can be fatal.
- Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) - Compromises the immune system and the cat is susceptible to other serious diseases. Spread primarily through saliva.
- Bordetella - Like in dogs can cause upper respiratory problems leading to serious secondary infections. Aerosol transmitted.
- Chlamydia - Can cause upper respiratory infections and transmitted by sneezing and nasal discharge.
- Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) - Is a mutation of the coronavirus that happens in the cat causing infection of the cells that line the abdomen. It is a painful and usually fatal disease. There is a commercially available vaccination for it but most experts question its effectiveness.