We are committed to providing life saving neonatal kitten care kits and educational booklets to foster homes via shelters, rescues and veterinary clinics where orphan kittens are usually brought when found. Our goal is to alleviate the physical and financial burdens of such outlets and to promote fostering. Kits will also be available for kittens who may not have been orphaned but need human intervention for survival.
We are Rebecca and Matthew Martin, a husband and wife team, who advocate for the little guys. In 2016 we got our first taste of “kitten season” when we rescued a litter of orphaned kittens from a wood pile. The kittens were emaciated and covered in fleas. They were so fragile and weak but with around the clock care they quickly became happy and healthy little fluff balls. We went from kitten novices to kitten savvy. With our newfound knowledge we decided to start Rhode Island Kitten Kits. We want foster homes to have exactly what they need to successfully foster a neonatal kitten. We want foster families to feel confident and supported. We want the public to have access to emergency supply kits if needed. We also believe that showing love and compassion is not only beneficial to the kitten, but even more so for the heart of the person who fosters them.
*Emergency kitten care kits will be available at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists starting in the spring of 2019.