Kittens, nursing mothers dropped off at animal shelter

First-ever Kitten Round Up event sponsored by Langley Animal Protection Services on July 26 was a big success.

This batch of kittens was the first one to be dropped off at the Patti Dale Animal Shelter on Saturday. The shelter did its first-ever Kitten Round Up event

Langley’s Patti Dale Animal Shelter was a busy place at its first-ever Kitten Round Up, with 28 kittens, five nursing moms and one pregnant cat turned in on Saturday.

In response to too many kittens being abandoned in July, Langley Animal Protection Society invited Langley residents to drop off unwanted kittens and pregnant cats to the shelter for one day, no questions asked.

Shelter manager Sean Baker is grateful for all the foster families that stepped forward to handle the babies coming in.

“We were overwhelmed by the support we had from both our local and online communities, including full sponsorship of four litters,” said Baker. “We also had 11 adoptions on Saturday and Sunday of both adult cats and kittens.”

Ten kittens from two different litters were put in a cardboard box, taped shut and left to die in the hot sun, abandoned at a Langley City dumpster in the beginning of July.

Luckily, a passerby heard meowing and rescued the kittens. One didn’t survive, and three ran away but the remaining six have been fostered and cared for by LAPS.

Two weeks later, another batch of kittens were left in a closed rubber container at Aldergrove Park in the warm sun.

They were found quickly and are with foster homes.

None of the kittens are feral. All came from homes of some sort, said Baker.

One of the dumpster kittens has been adopted.

The woman who adopted ‘Canyon’ posted a picture of her new furry family member on the LAPS Facebook page.

“Never met such a cuddly kitten. To think someone wanted to abandon him,” she wrote to LAPS.

Three of the younger litter, Victoria, Rui and Aura, will be ready for adoption soon, said LAPS.

The cat population continues to grow, as many people choose not to spay and neuter their cats.

This is despite offers from LAPS at various times of the year to donate the procedure to people with cats, to encourage less kittens.

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