» Preparing for Breeding Season: How to Care for Mama Dogs and Cats
Everyone at SAPA hopes you had a wonderful holiday season. 2013 is off and running and spring is on the horizon and mama dogs and cats everywhere are preparing for litters of puppies and kittens. Some will be sold, re-homed or adopted and the lucky ones will be loved and cherished their whole lives, but many will end up as strays, in shelters, rescues or with irresponsible owners who don’t spay and neuter and the cycle of overpopulation continues.
SAPA!, like other rescues, is preparing for the upcoming season. We have mama dogs and cats who are set to pop any day and others who have already given birth and are in foster care.
These sweet moms need to care for their little ones and it is incredibly hard for them to be in a shelter situation, not to mention it is dangerous for the newborn’s health to be around the viruses, disease and so much activity. Their immune systems are not strong enough yet and they aren’t old enough to be vaccinated.
If you have a warm, secluded area in you house and a way to give a mama and her little ones some privacy to nurse and grow, please consider fostering an expecting mama or one that has recently given birth.
As a foster, SAPA! will provide medical care and support through out the process. We need your help in saving these little families so they can have the chance to be adopted into loving homes.
If you are interested in applying to foster a family please complete a foster application
For more information, this link provides a very interesting and detailed instructions on fostering a mom and babies. There is even a diary from a foster parent on her experience.