NORWICH — What happens after the seasonal kitten litter explosion? Cats and kittens are brought into the Chenango Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CSPCA) and fill the shelter quickly; taking it to full capacity. The CSPCA is reaching out to the community for food and cleaning needs to fill dangerously empty shelves.
The CSPCA is located at 6160 County Road 32 and is open to the public Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays from 12 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and by appointment only on Sundays and Thursdays.
“I would like to start with a preemptive thank you as the CSPCA has survived on the generosity of regular members of the community for years, if not decades and has never been set up to be a County Agency or to receive County or Municipal support,” said CSPCA Executive Director Patrick McLaughlin.
He said items needed are paper towels, pine-sol, bleach, and cat litter; the clumping kind. They usually buy Easy Clean clumping litter at Country Max and Purina Tidy Cats. The Cornell veterinarians gave a recommendation to switch to clumping litter as a daily complete emptying of kitty litter isn’t actually necessary if not shared with other cats. That enabled them to switch and saves some money.
Food for kittens is another big need. Pate food is easier for kittens to eat and meat baby foods is really easy for kittens to eat and digest.