Kitten

‘Please take me home.’ This little kitten and several others will be available for adoption through Puurrrfect Paws Rescue at the kitten shower July 26 from 1-4 p.m. at the Old Glory Distillery at 451 Alfred Thun Road in Clarksville. Adopt a kitty or donate items for their care to be distributed to kitten foster parents at the event. SUBMITTED

The Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County will play host to a kitten shower in partnership with Puurrrfect Paws Rescue, Ron and Wendy’s Kitty Cat Adventures and several other rescue organizations in hopes to find homes for more than 75 kittens.

A few adoptable mama kittens will also be available.

All of the kittens were born during the 10-week period when the local spay-neuter clinic was forced to close due to COVID-19 restrictions, according to Amy Shaver, executive director of the Humane Society.

When the coronavirus pandemic began, area rescue organizations stepped up to take in hundreds of kittens while animal shelters and spay-neuter clinics were directed to close.

The physical and financial burdens have been enormous, according to shelter workers, who say the kitten shower is a wonderful chance for Montgomery County residents to step up and to help in a big way.

During the event, masks will be worn by anyone inside, social distancing between families will be administered and hand sanitizing, capacity limits and temperature checks at the door will be required.

To reduce congestion, the event organizers request only serious adopters and their families attend the event.

There will be designated collection points in the lobby to drop off much-needed donations of pet food, litter or supplies.

Fees include spay-neuter, vaccines, deworm, FIV/FeLV test and flea preventive for $85.

For a pair of kittens, the cost is $150. Mama cats will cost $35 to adopt.

“Kittens are very energetic, so it’s best to adopt in pairs so the kittens have someone to play with,” Shaver said. “In their early stages, their nails are a little bit sharp, and it’s best for them to have another kitty to wrestle with instead of your arm.”

It also provides the kittens companionship and comfort when humans aren’t around.

“When their litter mates aren’t around anymore, it also is an easier adjustment for the kittens when they are adopted,” Shaver said.

The kitten shower will be indoors at the Old Glory Distillery at 451 Alfred Thun Road in Clarksville.

For more information, visit the Humane Society on Facebook or visit clarksvillehumanesociety.org.

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