Orphaned Kittens

While raising an orphaned kitten can be a challenge, it is also a highly rewarding experience. PAWS is available to provide a wealth of support and information to help you in caring for orphaned kittens.

What To Do If You Find An Orphaned Kitten

The first step in helping is to make certain that the kitten is truly orphaned, and mom is not just hiding from you or off getting food. Orphaned kittens are hungry, so they will be crying for food, and will typically appear to be dirty.

Helpful Links:

What to do and not do if you find a newborn kitten: http://www.animalalliancenyc.org/wordpress/2013/05/what-to-do-and-not-do-if-you-find-a-newborn-kitten/

Maddie's Institute - Orphaned Kitten Care How-To: http://www.maddiesfund.org/Maddies_Institute/Videos/Orphaned_Kitten_Care_How_to.html

Kitten Rescue tips and suggestions for raising a kitten: http://www.kittenrescue.org/index.php/cat-care/kitten-care-handbook/

Raising orphaned kittens: http://www.feralcat.com/raising.html (printable PDF available)

If you find an orphaned kitten, PAWS is here to help you help the kitten(s) in any way possible. We can work with you to help provide resources such as blankets, towels, syringes, and bottles, as available. We will also work with you to get the kittens into the PAWS system when they're old enough to be shown as foster kittens. In addition, our seasoned fosters and volunteers are here to offer advice and support along the way.

For more questions call the Centre County PAWS cat-line and leave a message: (814) 237-8722 Select #1 or email us at cats@centrecountypaws.org.

Kitten Season

little newborn kittenSpring and summer time at PAWS means "kitten season"! While the little cuties are adorable, kitten season is a hard time for shelters across the country as they become overwhelmed with homeless cats and litters of kittens. Want to help PAWS and our community during kitten season? Here are some ways you can help!

Nursing and Orphaned Kitten Info Sessions

We will be hosting sessions for anyone interested in learning what it takes to foster nursing and orphaned kittens for PAWS. We will have classes at the following times:


Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Wednesday, April 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Kitten Fosters

We are always looking for people able to foster kittens during kitten season! PAWS fosters must be able to transport the kittens to PAWS for showing either at 5:00 pm Mondays with pick up at 7:00 pm Wednesdays or drop off Saturday by 11:00 am and pick up Sunday at 4:00 pm. Learn more about fostering kittens and complete an application today.

Spread The Word About SNAP

PAWS offers low-cost spay and neuter clinics and vouchers available to the community throughout the year. With your help we can combat pep overpopulation. Learn more about spay and neuter assistance with Centre County PAWS.