Aloha Vets Assist ‘Kitten Transport’ Project

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40 to 50 kittens will be place in new homes

The kitten transport, leaving Saturday afternoon for Last Chance Animal Rescue in Waldorf, Maryland, is the culmination of a hectic week for Brevard County Animal Service’s shelter staff and a number of its community partners.

The kitten transport, leaving Saturday afternoon for Last Chance Animal Rescue in Waldorf, Maryland, is the culmination of a hectic week for Brevard County Animal Service’s shelter staff and a number of its community partners.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Dozens of kittens are leaving Brevard County’s animal shelters this weekend.

Dozens of kittens are headed to the Northeast to fill a shortage of adoptable kittens in the District of Columbia, Delaware and Pennsylvania areas.

Dozens of kittens are headed to the Northeast to fill a shortage of adoptable kittens in the District of Columbia, Delaware and Pennsylvania areas.

They are headed to the Northeast to fill a shortage of adoptable kittens in the District of Columbia, Delaware and Pennsylvania areas.

The kitten transport, leaving Saturday afternoon for Last Chance Animal Rescue in Waldorf, Maryland, is the culmination of a hectic week for Brevard County Animal Service’s shelter staff and a number of its community partners.

Last Chance Animal Rescue showcases animals in PetSmart and Petco stores in the region and provides full service in-store cat adoptions.

Last Chance Animal Rescue showcases animals in PetSmart and Petco stores in the region and provides full service in-store cat adoptions.

“Mona Motz of Purrs and Whiskers Shelter Inc. in Melbourne forwarded an email last weekend letting us know that Miami-Dade Department of Animal Services was planning to transport kittens to Last Chance this weekend and would have space for our kittens,” said Mary Thompson with Brevard County Animal Services.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with kittens throughout the summer,” Thompson said.

“These kittens will have a much better chance of finding great forever homes up North. We selected over 40 kittens from our two animal care facilities that met the criteria for the trip — they are all less than five months old, friendly and healthy.”

ALOHA BIRD & PET VETS PITCH IN

Also joining the trip from the Melbourne area are adoptable kittens that have been at Aloha Bird and Pet Hospital and Purrs and Whiskers Shelter Inc.

ALOHA VETS: Left to right – Arnaldo Perez, DVM; Daniel Pepen, DVM; and Manuel Jose Pepen, DVM; Diplomate and ABVP (Canine & Feline Practice). (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

ALOHA VETS: Left to right – Arnaldo Perez, DVM; Daniel Pepen, DVM; and Manuel Jose Pepen, DVM; Diplomate and ABVP (Canine & Feline Practice). (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

Prior to departure, each kitten had to be tested and vaccinated.

“This week, in addition to our staff veterinarian, veterinarians from Aloha Bird and Pet Hospital and SPCA of Brevard pitched in to assist with last-minute checkups to make sure every kitten is healthy and ready for the trip,” Thompson said.

Miami-Dade County Animal Services staff will begin their northbound journey from South Florida Saturday afternoon. They’ll stop when they reach Brevard County to pick up an expected 40 to 50 kittens and drive through the night to the border between North and South Carolina. Volunteers from Maryland will meet them there and transport the kitten cargo the rest of the way.

“The kittens are given food and their carrier pads can be changed along the way as needed,” Thompson said.


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