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OKC Animal Shelter to host kitten shower

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OKLAHOMA CITY — If babies get gifts during baby showers, why not give newborn kittens gifts too?  The community is invited to a kitten shower for shelter newborns from noon to 3 p.m. on June 9 at Oklahoma City’s Animal Shelter at 2811 S.E. 29th St.

Every year thousands of un-weaned kittens and puppies arrive on the steps of Oklahoma City’s Animal Shelter in need of tender love and care. 

The newborns and shelter staff rely on volunteer foster parents to nurture them until they are old enough to be adopted, which is eight weeks. 

Although it’s a “kitten” shower, the Shelter’s puppies have a few needs too. Shower gifts for these future companions include canned and dry kitten and puppy food, kitty litter, litter boxes and scoops, baby bottles, Esbilac kitten and puppy formula, toys, puppy pads, Pedialyte, pet shampoo, Dawn dish soap, pet carriers and towels. 

Those interested in fostering kittens can contact Katie Nix at Katie.nix@okc.gov.

The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter is open from noon to 5:45 p.m. every day except holidays at SE 29 & Bryant, 1.5 miles east of Interstate 35.  Adoptable pets can be viewed online at http://www.okc.gov/animalwelfare/adoption.html