The Gem Litter – a True Hidden Treasure
Because of you, adorable kitten pair Ruby and Opal spend their days playing and purring in their loving forever home. Sweet siblings Jade and Onyx are likewise thriving, after quickly becoming pals with the human and canine siblings in their new family. And mama cat Pearl? She’s proven to be quite the social butterfly, eagerly exploring every room of her adopters’ home.
It’s hard to believe that only four short months before, Pearl was found abandoned outside, pregnant with four kittens. A kitten herself at just under a year old, this petite tuxedo arrived at the shelter flea-covered and underweight. Knowing a loving foster home was essential for both Pearl and her kittens’ health, Cat Programs Coordinator Katie Farrell immediately sprang into action, securing a loving temporary abode with staff member and experienced kitten foster Maddy Berthold.
The care and attention that Maddy and the rest of our extensive foster network provides are crucial to our work. Foster homes allow pregnant felines to endure the exhausting labor process safely and comfortably. Doting foster homes likewise allow newborn kittens to grow strong, as their developing immune systems are especially vulnerable to shelter stress. “I really attribute Ruby and Opal’s comfort and confidence to how incredibly they were socialized in foster care. They are doing so much better than I ever could’ve imagined,” share their adopters.
Like Pearl and her kittens, the dogs and cats we serve rely not only on our in-shelter team and foster community, but also our outstanding veterinary partners and incredible volunteer transporters. As making a positive impact on pet overpopulation is an integral component of our mission, we take to heart our responsibility to ensure each dog and cat reaps the medical and behavioral benefits of spaying and neutering.
Our phenomenal veterinary partners share in this life-saving mission, including one of our long-standing collaborators, Dr. Deborah Brady, who completed spay and neuter surgeries for Pearl, Ruby, Opal, Jade and Onyx at Lowell Humane Society. Baypath’s wonderful veterinary transport volunteers also help bring our mission to life, driving deserving animals to medical appointments and procedures all across the state.
Your gift of $50, $100, or $250 allows us to continue helping the animals in our care as well as those in the community by providing vital spay/neuter services. On behalf of Pearl and her precious kittens, thank you for collaborating with us to save more lives – we could not do it without you!
With deep gratitude,
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