Feeding the Kittens
When we started working to save animals in Lowndes County, kittens only had a 90% chance of making it out of the shelter alive. Through tireless work, spay/neuter efforts, and the dedicated partnership of our organization and the shelter staff, we have been able to flip the statistics and now kittens have almost a 90% chance of making it out alive! In 2020 alone, we have taken in over 350 cats and kittens! These animals eat a lot and go through supplies quickly, and we need your help to keep them happy and healthy!
Below you will see some information regarding how much supplies kittens require and how you can help
Below is the cost and quantity of supplies for a group of three kittens for 1 month of care (This does NOT include vet care):
- 2.5 cases of canned kitten food (24 cans per case) $120
- 1 bag of 100 count potty pads $18
- 1/2 of 14 pound bag dry kitten chow $7
- 1/2 box Fortiflora (probiotics for kitten stomach health) $15
- 53 pounds of litter $32
- 9 disposable litter boxes $36
- 4 pet beds (1 per week) $25
- 1 playpen $15
- 1 snuggle safe $5
- 1 scale $5
- 1/2 box Capstar $15
- 3 adoption folders $2
- 6 manila folders $2
Total cost of supplies for 3 kittens for 1 month: $300
*Note: some of these supplies can be reused (pet beds, playpens, etc.) the built in price includes a ‘rental’ and allows us to add on inventory or replace supplies as needed.
How can I help?
It’s no secret that we are in need of supplies all the time. At any given time, we have about 50 cats and kittens in our building and more in foster homes. We go through about 40-50 cans of kitten food every day! You can help by purchasing some of the things on our Amazon Wishlist, setting you amazon account up to “subscribe” to an order to send us supplies consistently, dropping off donations at our building, or by donating monthly or just one time towards the purchase of more supplies.
Simply click on the link below to find our Amazon wish list. Instructions are also listed below for subscribing to orders.
*For dropping or shipping donations, our address is 1740 West Gordon Street, Valdosta Georgia, 31602
How to subscribe to an Amazon donation order
Go to Amazon wishlist> Click add to cart on the item you wish to purchase> Click proceed to checkout when you are ready to purchase the products> Select “deliver to this address” (Gift registry address)> Select shipping information and continue> Select subscribe under product you wish to subscribe to and select how often you’d like it delivered> Place your order and celebrate! Your generosity is helping us save lives!
We cannot thank our generous supporters enough for all they do to make our life saving work possible. We have saved almost 600 animals already in 2020, and we are on our way to making Lowndes County a No Kill Zone! We are so blessed to receive supply donations, that we thankfully have the things we need in stock most of the time. When we don’t have to spend money on supplies, we are able to use that money on vetting, transporting animals to other no kill rescues, helping members of our community in need, and so much more! Your support, no matter how big or small makes a huge difference in the lives of animals that we are saving daily. So, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!