SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Veterinary Hospital in Swartz Creek has recently started a new kitten adoption program.
The veterinary hospital began the new adoption program in early May, and they have placed about 20 kittens into homes since then.
“There is a need for kittens having homes,” said Jennifer King, a licensed veterinary technician at the Swartz Creek Veterinary Hospital. “It is another option other than the animal shelter that doesn’t have a great record of finding cats and kittens homes.”
All kittens that are available for adoption through the veterinary hospital have their preliminary medical needs met, including feline leukemia and FIV tests as well as their initial vaccination with the FVRCP vaccine. They are also given a wormer to get rid of common intestinal parasites and are spayed or neutered.
King said the initial medical treatments prepare the kittens for transfer into a new home.
“It’s a good start,” she said.
Further, there is an $80 adoption fee for a kitten.
Currently, the Swartz Creek Veterinary Hospital has two kittens that are ready for adoption. The first is a four-month-old female kitten that is black and white.
“She is extremely sweet,” King said. “She’s a really nice cat. She’s a doll.”
The other kitten is three-month-old male kitten that is all gray.
“He is a typical male,” King said. “He is very sweet.”
They also have three kittens that are almost ready for adoption. King said they are waiting for their preliminary medical needs to be completed. She also said the kittens personalities need to be fostered a little more before they are ready for a home.
“They need a little TLC,” King said. “We’ll keep them here and play with them and fatten them up.”
A person wishing to adopt a kitten through the Swartz Creek Veterinary Hospital should call the hospital at 810- 635-4015. King said people adopting a kitten should be completely aware of the cat’s needs for follow-up vaccines as well as yearly exams.
The Swartz Creek Veterinary Hospital also started listing kittens available for adoption on Petfinder.com.
“It’s another way of exposing people looking in the area who aren’t clients of us,” King said.
Petfinder.com is the largest database of adoptable animals on the internet. The site currenlty has over 359,000 homeless pets listed, and more than 13,700 animal welfare organizations in the United States, Canada and other countries post their pets on the site.
Swartz Creek Veterinary Hospital pets may be viewed at www.petfinder.com/shelters/MI885.htm l or on Facebook under Swartz Creek Veterinary Hospital.
The Swartz Creek Veterinary Hospital is a full service veterinary medical facility that seeks to provide the best possible medical, surgical and dental care for pets.
“We have a friendly and professional staff,” King said.
If space is available, the hospital will take in kittens on a limited basis to be adopted through their new program.