Found Kittens

Don’t Kit-Nap Kittens

When we find a litter of kittens, our good-hearted instincts tell us to rush to the aid of these fragile felines. Thankfully, human intervention is typically not required. In fact, the best thing we can do is leave the kittens alone. Mom will likely return shortly, and it’s critical that the kittens remain in her care as she offers the best chance for survival.

Once the kittens are eight weeks old, contact us to get the whole family spayed/neutered. (If the cats aren’t tame, call 602.265.SPAY for help with Trap-Neuter-Return.) Then, ask your friends, family and neighbors if they’d like to adopt a loving, fixed feline!

What to Do If Mother Is Gone

Has mom vanished for more than eight hours? Sadly, these kittens are likely orphans. During kitten season, Valley shelters are overrun and don’t have adequate resources to care for them. Please care for them in your home until they’re eight weeks old. Contact us, and we’ll provide care kits and resources for vaccinations, spay and neuter surgeries, and find them their forever homes when they’re ready.

  • Immediate Resources
  • Take the first step toward ensuring these kittens get off to a healthy start by contacting our Pet Resource Center at 602.997.7585 to:

    1. Pick up your free Care in Place kitten care kit or learn how to create your own kit. Free kits are limited to one kit per client per season.
    2. Receive information on how to care for your kittens until they are 8 weeks of age.
    3. Learn how we’ll assist you in finding kittens their forever homes when they’re ready for adoption.

    Please remember, if you see adult cats in your neighborhood please arrange to have them spayed/neutered by calling 602.265.SPAY (7729).

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  • Become an AHS Foster Hero
  • Caring for pets in need is extremely rewarding. AHS Foster Heroes are animal lovers who open their homes to watch over pets in need as they wait to find their forever homes. We’ll teach you how to properly care for these kittens as well as other pets who need your help!

    Begin Orientation

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Help Manage Overpopulation

There are too many kittens born on Arizona streets. And unfortunately, research shows removing cats only creates a vacuum for other cats to move in. But practices like “Trap-Neuter-Return” (TNR) can limit overpopulation, decrease yowling and help to minimize suffering. Learn more about TNR and other ways to properly manage cat colony populations from our partners.