NBSPCA rescues 20 homeless kittens from Southampton

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 18777221522.

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 nbsp​ca​.ca

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