This year Kitten Central was very fortunate to have received a grant from the Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association for the purchase of six new custom designed feral cat cages to house feral moms with their kittens. These cages allow the safe handling of feral moms while they are still nursing their kittens.
Most of the kittens we receive are born to feral cats that have litter after litter, year after year. This program is designed to encourage the community, whenever possible, to trap and surrender these feral moms with their kittens instead of just surrendering the kittens.
The kittens are sponsored by one of our clients and entered into our Medical Fostering Program, while continuing to nurse. During this time, the kittens receive life saving antibodies from their mom. Once the kittens are weaned, the mom is spayed, vaccinated and returned to her original location; thus stopping the cycle of unwanted kittens from being born into the community in which they live.