You’re Invited to our Kitten Shower – April 8, 11AM-1PM!
Come one, come all! Maui Humane Society invites you to our in-person Kitten Shower! Join us on April 8 as we kick off Kitten Season with a Kitten Shower! From 11am-1pm you can meet kittens of all ages, watch live demonstrations, and participate in kitten games! Our Foster team will teach you how to age kittens and what it looks like when they’re sick. Meet our experienced foster families and if you’re feline good, you can sign up to become a foster parent! Hope to see you at the paw-ty!
Not able to join us in person? Our Gift Registry is the purrrfect way to help prepare for kitten season! Purrrchase gifts off our Amazon Gift Registry and our kittens will open them!
Interested in becoming a Foster Parent?
Fostering is not only rewarding, it saves lives! By offering your time, energy, love and home to an animal in need, you help prepare them for adoption into a permanent home, as well as creating valuable space in the shelter to accommodate other homeless animals.
The resources below are helpful references to keep up your kitten knowledge! And remember… LEAVE THE KITTEN WHERE IT’S SITTIN’!
Ageing a Kitten
Kittens are adorable at any age, but did you know that figuring out how old a kitten is can help determine what sort of care they need? It can be tricky to tell, but our at-a-glance kitten progression guide, featuring Darling the kitten and his siblings, is here to help you out.
Before you do anything, remember—never separate kittens from their mother cat. If you don’t see her, monitor the kittens from a distance for a few hours. If their mother returns, Leave Them Be®.
Kitten Lady - A Guide to Take Care of the Tiniest Felines
Kitten Lady Booklet – The holy grail of info needed to take care of kittens!
This booklet provides information on feeding, pottying, how to age, how often/how much a kitten should be eating according to age as well as emergency signs to look out for and when to seek veterinary advice!
Tiny Lions Info (Socialization fostering)
Many of the kittens that come in through the shelter doors start off as feral kittens.
“A feral kitten is an un-owned domestic cat that lives outdoors and avoids human contact: it does not allow itself to be handled or touched, and usually remains hidden from humans.”
These kitties are simply ones who were born outdoors and were never owned; therefore are unfamiliar with humans and can be fearful and will oftentimes lack trust. Our amazing foster volunteers who specialize in socialization cases will work with these kittens and will turn these hissy/spitty/swatty/scared kittens into loving/cuddly/adoptable/purr boxes! Wand toys & Lickable cat treats help under socialized kittens gain trust with humans !
Kitten Lady Video “Wild to Mild”
Helping Kittens with Ringworm
Ringworm is a very common fungal infection of the skin that affects people as well as animals.
Oftentimes members of the public find bottle baby kittens while their mom is likely away, hunting for food for herself. Their best bet is to stay put and stay with mom. It’s best to leave kittens where they are if they appear healthy and not in immediate danger.
URI (Upper Respiratory Infection)
An upper respiratory infection is a common viral infection that affects the nose, throat, and airways – pretty much like “kitty cold”. When caught early on, a simple 10-14 day course of treatment will do the track and will have sick kitties feeling better in no time!