Animal Protective League hosting “Kitten Shower” to prepare for cat influx

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Animal Protective League in Springfield is asking for extra help preparing for an influx of kittens this spring.

“In the next few months, APL will take in literally hundreds of kittens,” the APL wrote in a release.

They added that some kittens will come in with their mothers, others orphaned; some will be ill and some will need special care.

“Regardless of their story, all of them will need people to care for them until they can be adopted,” they added.

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APL said they will need a lot of foster homes as well as supplies including canned cat food (pate style), baby bottles, medicine and litter.

Last year, the shelter took in more than 1,000 kittens and says they are expecting at least that many this year.

The kitten shower, next Saturday, April 27, will include a donation drive and activities with some of the kittens. The shower will go from 1 -3 p.m. at 1001 Taintor Rd.

Anyone who can’t make it can still help out by donating through one of the APL’s online wish lists.

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