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Influx of 40 cats and kittens impact Homeward Bound cat adoptions

Posted at 10:44 AM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 08:40:47-04

Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions is asking for community support. Recently, over 40 cats and kittens were admitted by the organization after a family reached out for help. Staff and volunteers have been working with the family to bring the cats and kittens to the adoption center in stages, providing medical care and readying them for adoption so that they may begin to find loving new homes.

“C5, a local group who provides Trap-Neuter-Return services in our community, told us they had a family with a number of cats that need rehoming. We have partnered with them for many years in helping to place cats in the homes they deserve, so when they reached out asking if we could help the family the answer was, of course, yes,” said Carol Fox, president and founder of Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions. “The family was kind, with the best intentions, and recognized that they could no longer care for the cats. Most of them are social and affectionate, however, while we are happy to help, their basic medical needs, as well as daily care until we find them homes, will put a strain on already tight resources.”

Ziva, Zabe, Zippy, Zanna and Zoots were one of the first groups of kittens to arrive at Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions. They were spayed and neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and were quickly adopted. Harold, a 7-month-old, and Harvard, just over a year old, are available for adoption now. They are both males, with gentle demeanors and vibrant black and white coats. Another litter of kittens, just born a week ago, are in foster care, and will be ready for adoption in several months. All cats and kittens are being spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions is now asking for help from the community, by donating to help cover their cost of care, becoming a foster family or adopting. The need for this help will continue through the summer, especially since these cats and kittens are varied ages and the timing falls during the middle of kitten season—when unaltered cats are breeding on the street, leading to an influx of homeless kittens throughout the community. Donations are accepted online at HomewardBoundCats.org; by check to 2675 East Flamingo Road #3, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121; or by phone to 702-329-9771. There is also an online application to become a foster family or adopt any available cats or kittens.

“We are grateful that despite challenging times, we are able to step in and help out people who need us. We understand that it’s not easy to come forward and ask for help, so we want this family to know that we appreciate the good they’ve done for the cats thus far, and that we promise to find them wonderful homes,” said Fox.

Homeward Bound Cat Adoptions is currently open by appointment only and closed on Monday. To set up an appointment or for more information, call 702-329-9771.