Community Cats Coalition P.O. Box 1761 Berlin, MD 21811
Please remember that we are an all volunteer group. We receive calls every day from the public concerning cats. We will make every effort to respond to your call as soon as we are possibly able. Every call and every cat is of the utmost importance to us. Call 443- 909-8047 or send us an email.
BECOME A MONTHLY SPONSOR.
Donate monthly to help Community Cats Coalition - $10, $20 or $35 per month.
GIVE A ONE-TIME DONATION
NEWS & INFORMATION
What is Kitten Season?
Did you know that the feline reproductive cycle is influenced by two factors; warmer weather and the amount of daylight in a 24-hour period? In our local temperate climate, we can experience warm periods of weather at any time during the year, so kittens are born throughout the year. However, the greatest number of kittens are born during kitten season, which begins in early spring and runs through late fall. As the amount of daylight begins to increase at the winter solstice (December 21st), the reproductive cycle of intact females kicks into gear, and most will go into heat by January 15th. The feline gestation period is about 60 days, so the first litters of the season start arriving about March 15th each year. As the year progresses towards the vernal equinox (September 21st), the amount of daylight in a 24-hour period is decreasing, causing the feline reproductive cycle to wane.
CCC’s Foster Program
It is during kitten season, early spring through late fall, that CCC has the greatest need for volunteers willing to open their hearts and homes and temporarily provide care and comfort to young orphaned kittens or stray queens and their litters.
CCC provides: Medical care, vaccinations, spay/neuter/guidance and support from staff
Fosters are responsible for:
Providing daily care and TLC until your fosters find permanent homes.
Provide food, litter and supplies
Bring fosters to CCC’s clinic for needed care, vaccinations and s/n surgery.
Promote your fosters for adoption among your own circles to help find them homes.
Fostering kittens can be a wonderful way to teach children how to handle animals and can also help a family decide whether they are ready to take on the commitment of adopting a pet.