Shelters need help

April 29, 2008 8:47:29 AM PDT
It was a mild winter, so some cats and dogs are having litters early this year. Space in animal shelters is at a premium, and some little ones end up in foster homes.

Commitments for foster parents vary. A mother cat does most of her litter's care. Some dedicated people take in orphaned kittens. At the youngest, just days old, they need bottle feedings every two hours until their systems mature.

Despite the need, getting approved takes time.

If you don't have the time to become a pet foster parent, you can help your local shelter in other ways.

WEB LINK: Pennsylvania SPCA