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We began as the Oakland SPCA in 1874. Today, the East Bay SPCA includes two animal shelters and three clinics in our community.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

"Sorry can't keep."

You know it's kitten season when you see a box at the entrance (that your dogs are VERY interested in....) and you find yourself saying, "Please let that be a box of donations...."

But you know it's not.

Last Tuesday morning, CK and I were walking in at the same time and saw the box with five (what we thought were dead) kittens. This time of year, its not uncommon. Even though most private shelters aren't equipped for strays, that doesn't stop people from leaving animals for us, dead or alive. We do what we can and then bring them to animal control to be handled according to local regulations.

Here's the story:
Contra Costa Times.

So, we ended up with four, very sick, very cold, maggot-infested kittens. (The fifth didn't survive the cold morning.) After stablizing them, warming them up and checking them into animal control, turned out that, when warmed and fed, those four little bodies were pretty active and noisy. One of our best foster families took them over from the staff and they are due back in a few weeks.

These guys were lucky; most aren't, this time of year.

"Kitten season" is in full force!

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