Please mom — Can we keep him?

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:50

    It's that time of year. The volunteers at the West Milford Animal Shelter call it the "kitten season." Kittens have been arriving at the shelter since late spring. Last year the shelter took in 100 kittens. Some kittens will come in because they are strays while others are released to the shelter by their owners. Their circumstances might be different, but they are all very cute and loving and in need of homes. Maybe one of them is waiting for you. Before any kittens are made available for adoption, they are given a routine physical exam, tested for feline leukemia, and given the necessary inoculations. Any kitten or cat over the age of six months has been spayed or neutered. While most of the kittens do find homes, some do not. Many times the older kittens are passed over in favor of the younger smaller ones. Or a kitten may be shy or the wrong color. Whatever the reasons, these kittens then grow up at the shelter and the staff hopes to find them homes as soon as possible. To help reduce the number of unwanted kittens, the shelter participates in a reduced cost spay or neuter program with local veterinarians. This program is for cats only. For information call the shelter at 973-728-2859. The shelter is located on Lycosky Drive (behind recycling) and is open Monday- Friday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday evening 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photographs represent a sampling, availability of kittens changes daily.