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Kittie Post: It’s Kitten Season—Consider Fostering

Established in March 2019, Beltsville Community Cats’ (BCC) mission is to humanely control and reduce the increasing number of free-roaming (feral) cats in Beltsville. From March to December, BCC spayed/neutered over 110 cats and moved over 40 kittens into foster care, adoptive homes, and no-kill rescue programs.

With the arrival of kitten season in March, BCC expects to receive an increasing number of calls about kittens in unsafe environments. It’s hard to ignore calls about at-risk kittens, but BCC currently has only a few foster homes. BCC needs more people willing/able to foster kittens until they are old enough to be fixed and moved into adoptive homes or other suitable settings.

With love and patience, feral kittens younger than 10 weeks can be transformed into wonderful house cats. Foster homes are needed to introduce these free-roaming kitties to a home environment and socialize them to human contact, children, different types of people, and other pets.

If you like kittens but are not ready for the responsibility of providing a forever home, you might want to consider fostering! By fostering, you help a kitten/cat that was born outdoors transition into a loving forever home. You must be 18 years or older to foster. You must be willing to play with the kitty, cuddle and love it, provide a healthy diet, clean its litter box, and monitor its daily health.

Learn more about BCC, our foster program, and other volunteer opportunities by calling 240.444.8353 or emailing Check us out on Instagram (@beltsville_cats). You can also support BCC by donating or attending one of our fundraisers. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to BCC, P.O. Box 942, Beltsville, MD 20704.

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