Items needed are small, disposable pie plates that will be used to hold food and water; large disposable baking tins to use for litter pans; dry kitten chow; dry cat food; wet, canned cat food; and non-clumping, non-scoopable cat litter.
The shelter also needs financial support for medications, vaccinations and continuous testing that the kittens will need in addition to vet fees.
“Though the kittens are too young and sick, when it is time, all of them will need to be spayed and neutered at a cost of $40 per cat,” the release said.
Donations may be brought to Elmore SPCA, 556 Telegraph Road, Peru, or to the Rescued Treasures shop on 37 Clinton St. in Plattsburgh.
Monetary donations may be mailed to Elmore SPCA, PO Box 656, Peru, NY 12972 or can be made online at www.elmorespca.org.
The kittens cannot be viewed by the public because they are in isolation and will not be available for adoption until they are healthy, have gained weight and have been medically cleared by a vet, the shelter said.
Those who are interested in adopting the kittens once they are healthy enough, can fill out an adoption application at www.elmorespca.org.
There is no obligation to adopt if an application is approved, Burdo said.
The seized kittens are only a small portion of many animals at Elmore SPCA that are in need of loving homes, she said.
“While we’re thinking about this tragedy, we need to think about the other animals that need homes too.”
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