Antietam Humane Society is an Open Admission Shelter. This means that we turn away no stray animal in need. While being open admission, we have worked very hard in 2021 to also become a “no-kill” shelter (meaning a live-release rate of 90% or higher for all of our animals).
The only way that we are able to achieve both these things is through the generous support of our dedicated community, and with kittens, the best way to help is by fostering them in your home.
Stray kittens do best when they are with their mom, and it is best to wait to bring them to the shelter when they are 6-8 weeks old and able to eat on their own. But, for the ones whose mom is not around to care for them and they need the shelter resources, we rely on our foster network to take care of them.
Fostering typically lasts anywhere from 2 weeks to 8 weeks depending how old the kitten(s) are. Generally they are in groups, but sometimes are single, and are just looking for a space to vacation away from the shelter so they can stay healthy until they are old enough to get spayed/neutered and made available for adoption. We ask that you bring them to the shelter for their vaccinations and contact us regarding any medical needs.
You will be supplied with a crate, carrier, litter box/scoop, toys, and blankets for the duration of their stay with you and food and litter to get you started.
If you are ready to open your home to some kittens for a few weeks, please contact the shelter at 717-762-9091 ext. 4, email [email protected], or complete the contact form below.