Kitten Andy, front, stands near Ed, the kitten. 

Kittens like Andy, front, and Ed have come and gone from Midlands Humane Society, but there will be plenty more to choose soon from as kitten season is underway.

Just like every other spring and summer, the shelter is usually “swimming with kittens” and other cats, too. Shelter staff said their selection is small right now, but there are several baby kitties a week or less away from making it onto the adoption floor after getting spayed and neutered. The kitten adoption fee is $120 at Midlands.

Kori Nelson, director of development and marketing at the shelter, said that brand new kittens born at or brought into the shelter are immediately placed in foster care to give them time to develop inside a home environment where it is easier for them to stay healthy. And with summer in full swing, it is definitely kitten season. Because of this, Nelson said the shelter is looking for foster homes.

Nelson said that, aside from cuteness-related reasons, adopting a kitten is good because the owner and the animal will have an easier time developing a relationship. Although it isn’t necessary, she also said that adopting more than one kitten will provide extra companionship for the animals.

More information about fostering, volunteer and donation opportunities can be found at midlandshumanesociety.org or by calling 712-396-2270. Updates and other information can be found at the Midlands Humane Society’s Facebook page.

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