(Bowling Green)—The Wood County Humane Society (WCHS) is looking for a few good foster families and has planned a special event this June to introduce potential fosters to the fostering program.
On Sunday, June 7, the organization will host a kitten shower at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites on East Wooster Street in Bowling Green. The event is intended to provide those interested in becoming fosters an opportunity to learn more about the fostering experience. Participants also will get a sneak peek at some of the organization’s future adoptables.
The event will run from 2 – 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
This event corresponds with what is commonly known as “kitten season.” Spring is referred to as “kitten season” because warmer weather means more strays roaming freely and more cats in heat. Those two factors combined lead to a dramatic increase in the number of kittens born during the spring and summer months, and the number of felines that are brought into shelters.
These kittens often need a little extra care in order to survive their initial few weeks of life. They also need to become familiar with human companionship before coming into the shelter. Fostering can provide kittens with these much-needed skills and often can ensure greater success and efficiency in later adoption.
The WCHS, located in Bowling Green, Ohio, is a full-service, no-kill shelter providing care for homeless and abused pets and investigating cruelty complaints in Wood County. In addition, the organization assists Wood County residents with its Safe Haven and food assistance programs, spay/neuter transport, and educational presentations. The WCHS provides care for hundreds of animals each year—from dogs and cats, to horses, goats, and pocket pets. The non-profit organization is funded predominantly through donations from local individuals and businesses, Community Shares of Northwest Ohio (a workplace giving campaign), and fundraisers. The Wood County Commissioners help fund a Humane Agent, but the organization receives no additional funding from national humane organizations, the United Way, or the government. For more information on adopting and/or volunteering, see: http://www.woodcountyhumanesociety.org.