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Welcome to Kitten Angels!

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to rescue of abandoned & orphaned kittens, pregnant cats, mama cats & their kittens through foster care. So many kittens are in need of a loving home.
Kitten Angels runs weekly adoptions clinics (Saturdays) at the PetSmart located in the Mohawk Commons Mall at 406 Balltown Road (corner of State Street and Balltown Road) in Niskayuna from 11AM to 3 PM (see map)  and at PetCo located in Fresh Market Commons at 664 New Loudon Road in Latham from 11 AM to 3 PM (see map).  On (Sundays) at Pet Supplies Plus in the University Plaza at 1235 Western Ave in Albany from 11 AM to 3 PM (see map) and Petsmart located in Amsterdam Commons at 4930 State Highway 30 in Amsterdam (*every other Sunday starting January 8, 2017) from 11 AM to 2 PM (see map)*To confirm dates of Amsterdam Clinics, please text or call Lori @ 518-844-1828  Other select events around the Capital Region are held throughout the year. Please see our events calendar.
There are a number of ways to get involved with Kittens Angels. You can become a foster parent, adopt one of our kitties, or volunteer!

Many of our kitties are in need of your help, please be sure to check out our Featured Kitties!
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There are still dozens of cats and kittens that are in need of safe and good homes. Start your adoption process here.

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Fostering can be personally rewarding and a wonderful way to help Kitten Angels. Please consider opening your home to one of our kittens in need. Sign up now!

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Kitten Angeles Featured Cats

Reese
Our little buttercup needs your help!

Reese

She needs dental surgery and it will be pricey.

Her’s is such a sad story and yet all too common – she was found wandering around a development in Selkirk. Sub zero weather. Animal Control got involved – but no one claimed to know her. She was fed by a kind lady in her garage for a few days, who then called Kitten Angels.

The poor girl is missing all top teeth, her bottom ones are broken. To make matters worse, she had HORRIBLE diarrhea. We got her to the vet immediately, only to learn she had more issues and needs surgery, so she’s now back at the vet for a few days. She’s in so much pain she didn’t even want the vet to examine her mouth, but was purring and rubbing against the vet when she was touched anywhere else.
She had never been fixed, but gratefully was not pregnant, so will spay her right away, and she tested negative for FeLV/FIV (always concerns when a cat has been struggling on her own outside).

Poor thing is in a lot of pain, but so super sweet -she only ever wants to sit in your lap. She was so very well behaved with other cats her foster’s home and, from her demeanor and behavior, it seems like she had once been a loved house pet. She uses the litter box and she never once hid or was scared.

Right now all we want is for her to get better.

1/16/17 UPDATE ON REESE

Reese had her surgery today. She was spayed and one quartered of her dental work was done. They were unable to complete her dental work due to the fact that she could not stay under anesthesia any longer. If anyone is interested in how bad her mouth looked, we were able to get some pictures from the specialist (note they are of her during the procedures so we’ve added some warning pics first just so that the graphic nature doesn’t show up on your newsfeed if you don’t want to see).

She will go into foster care and try to put on some weight and heal and rest. Then the rest of the work will be completed. She has a lot of pain in her mouth due to the condition of her mouth so we have her on a special diet as well.

Other good news! Her biopsy came back negative for cancer!

Her foster mom will be sending pictures and updates on a regular basis, so you can see her improve with good care. We are so glad we were able to save this sweet Angel and put her back on her feet, but we do still need your help to get the rest of the dental work done.

Here are some pictures of her surgery:

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If you’d like to contribute to her medical expenses, you can do so online at:

Click here to help Reese.

Please note the donation is for Reese in the memo.
To donate by check, please mail to:
Kitten Angels
233 Houseman St. Mayfield, NY 12117

Lefty

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The horrible truth of what happened to Lefty could unfortunately happen to any kitten born outside, just one of the many harms they face. A hawk had swooped down and grabbed the kitten, in an attempt to take him to such heights that a drop should have killed him, making him easy pickings for lunch. This is how that predator hunts and kills for his food. But this little kitten struggled and fought and was dropped before the hawk could reach a deadly height.

Unfortunately landing still caused damage and his front right leg was shattered, but he was able to scoot under a dumpster before the hawk swooped down to try to grab him again. All in front of a witness who ran to grab him and raced into where we were having an adoption event. Of course we took him. And he’s one of the sweetest kittens that could ever be.
The leg is beyond mending, but he can still lead a full happy healthy life with just three. Unfortunately the breaks are such that he feels on and off sharp pains, but thankfully otherwise he is purrrfectly healthy and happy; though needs to get a bit stronger for surgery.

He is about 3 months old now, getting stronger and strong, so he will soon be ready for his surgery. For now luckily, he is safe and cared for with his kitten angels foster mom and she’ll keep us updated on his progress and recovery.

If you’d like to contribute to his medical expenses, you can do so online at:

Please note the donation is for Lefty in the memo.
To donate by check, please mail to:
Kitten Angels
233 Houseman St. Mayfield, NY 12117

 

Autumn Blessings

Autumn Blessings (9/23/17)

2 months old today…and on a sunshine adventure to capture this photo! Wyatt is the sole surviving Wild West kitten! Having nearly died himself, his growth and development has been at a slower pace, but that seems to have all changed since he finally started eating from a plate! Wyatt is a rough and tumble boy and currently his only playmate is his mama Oakley, who almost always retreats out of his reach! Someday, a family of his own!

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CELEBRATING FOUR YEARS OF FOSTERING FOR KITTEN ANGELS TODAY!

Four years ago today, my friend Leslie and I drove up to a PetSmart adoption event to talk to Judie of Kitten Angels about fostering. We met a beautiful pregnant cat, who had just been dropped off. I said I’ll take her, but there was already a foster set up. We were driving back home, about a half an hour away when we got the call that the other foster hadn’t shown up. Both of us still remember how fast I made a U-Turn on that mountain road and headed back to get the pregnant cat who would be forever known as Sophia L’Orange.

That started my journey, whose end is always “goodbye”. This is fostering. It is the being there to nurture and protect them, to socialize and safeguard them. And then, it is sending them off to live with wonderful families to free yourself up too to foster the next batch that desperately need you. It’s an amazing journey. Filled with love and sometimes tears, but always worth it.

I learned long ago to never be afraid to ask for help; there is so much I wouldn’t be able to do on my own, that we can all do together. I have met some of the most incredible people through fostering, forged some wonderful friendships, seen some of the worst and some of the best. And am so grateful.

There is a huge distinction between sheltering and fostering. Being able to house a large number of kittens versus having the time and resources to properly foster (socialize, tend to, treat, keep healthy) the kittens are entirely different. We foster. Fostering should never be about quantity, but rather about quality.

And within these quality moments are are some of the most tender when they are even too small to know you exist. The moments when you watch, gratefully letting mom do what she does best and making sure she’s well taken care of and loved. These are the moments she gives you with trust. And as they grown, the trust each kitten gives you. These are the quiet times in our lives when we just know care and peace. This is part of fostering. This is part of their beginning.

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