Two New Brunswick SPCA (NBSPCA) Animal Protection Officers rescued 20 homeless kittens in Southampton, New Brunswick recently. The officers received a call on the NBSPCA hotline and found the kittens, ranging from six to eight weeks old, at a home in the rural community near Nackawic.
“Our compassionate Animal Protection Officers work under challenging circumstances to protect animals from cruelty, abuse, and neglect. They responded immediately to the call and were able to rescue the 20 homeless kittens. We work closely with the animal shelters as our partners to find new forever homes for such homeless animals,” said Tony Porter, Chief Animal Protection Officer, New Brunswick SPCA.
The kittens were brought to the Oromocto SPCA and Fredericton SPCA animal shelters. The NBSPCA officers, Oromocto SPCA, and Fredericton SPCA animal shelters worked together to provide foster care for the kittens and prepare them for a new home.
Under foster care, the kittens have a healthy and safe environment, are fed, dewormed, and socialized to teach them about positive family and pet relationships. The kittens are not available yet as they are hard at work getting healthy and strong so they will be ready for adoption after they have been spayed and neutered in a couple of weeks.
If you are aware of any abandoned animal in your community, please report it by calling NBSPCA at our toll-free hotline 1−877−722−1522.
About the New Brunswick SPCA
Founded in 1881, New Brunswick SPCA (NBSCPA) is the only province-wide organization mandated to enforce animal protection laws. A dedicated team of 15 Animal Protection Officers is vested with the authority under the SPCA Act of New Brunswick to investigate and, if necessary, lay charges, seize animals, or recommend court orders to persons suspected of abuse and cruelty to animals.
The NBSPCA is a registered charity that exists to provide province-wide leadership in the humane treatment of animals. We enforce relevant legislation, ensure shelter for neglected or abused domesticated animals and agricultural animals, and provide public education and advocacy to empower New Brunswickers to help animals live long and healthy lives.
To learn more visit nbspca.ca