July 10, 2013

Dumpster kittens ready for adoption

The Express-Star

CHICKASHA — Two months ago seven kittens were found in a dumpster at the Whispering Pines Apartment Complex, and placed in the Chickasha Animal Shelter. Despite a poor beginning, three of the kittens are alive and well living in foster care.

Sadly, four of the kittens didn’t make it due to not having the proper antibiotics and nutrients from their mother’s milk, which they need in order to develop properly, said Animal Shelter Supervisor James Kasper.

After the initial loss, Kasper took the remaining babies home with him, feeding them every night and bringing them back up to the shelter.

However, Kasper said it got to be too much for one person to take care of, so he found others who were able to nurture the kittens back to health.

“A lady that has volunteered up here before called me and said she would help out. The three of them are doing great. She’s finding places for them, getting them spayed and nurtured,” Kasper said.

Kasper said he’s sad not all of the kittens made it, but it’s good the ones who did are running around, catching mice, and getting a new lease on life.

The Animal Shelter is doing a special for adoptions this week. All animals, cats and dogs are up for free adoption.

“Were getting to the point of max capacity, and were trying to get the animals out to decent homes,” Kasper said.

Kasper said anybody who wants to adopt will still have to fill out the paperwork and pay for spaying and nurturing. He said, the animals need to be vaccinated and will be checked on to make sure they are being taken care of.  

Those interested in adopting an animal can call Chickasha Neighborhood Services at 222-6093.