When guests came in, they were given a Purrsport which was their passport to kitten season. The guests were to then visit the 8 different stations we had set up to learn about how all areas of the shelter help during kitten season.
The first station was our Intake Center. In 2014, Great Plains took in 1041 kittens age 2 months to 5 months and 726 kittens from birth to 2 months. At this station, guests could help name kittens for a donation. We got some really great names!
Station #2 shared with people how amazing our foster families are! Great Plains could not get through kitten season without foster families. At this stations, guests were able to meet some of the guests of honor - KITTENS! Plus, we had a Guess the Famous Cat game. Can you name all the cats?
Station #3 was the Veterinary Center. Thousands of animals, both shelter pets and owned pets, visit Great Plains Vet Center each year. Great Plains offers low cost veterinary services to those in need. We have an awesome staff there that cares for all the animals. At this stations, guests were able to play a Price Is Right game. They were to guess how much various kitten supplies cost.
Station #4 was the Cattery where the cats wait for their furrever homes. At this station, guests could meet all the adult cats. As a special treat, three of the cats Emmaline, Baby, and Bella made some artwork that was auctioned off. The exciting news from the cattery though, is that Stroud got adopted last night!
Stations #5 highlighted the Volunteers. Volunteers are essential during kitten seasons. Not only do they help with the fun stuff like kitten cuddling and playing, they also do the dirty work like doing laundry and scooping litter boxes. At this station, guests were able to make toys for the cats. They made knotty spiders.
Station #6 was about cat enrichment activities. Shelter cats (and your cats at home) can get very bored and they need activities to stimulate their minds. The volunteers at this station showed the various activities we do with the cats. They also displayed DIY cat toys that people can make for their own cats. At this station we had a cat toy toss game.
Station #8 was adoptions. Adoptions are crucial during kitten season. Not only do adopters help the cat they are adopting, they also save the life of the cat that takes that cats place. At this station, guests were able to have their "adoption" photos taken.
Of course, what baby shower doesn't have food? The cake was made by former adoptions counselor, now pastry chef, Robin from Fondant Dream. The little details on the cat were incredible from nursing kittens to cat toys to food dishes. The Mama said the cake was delicious too. The toy mice were even seen partaking of this fancy feast.
Lastly, the gifts!!!! The Kansas City area was so generous! Look at all the loot we collected! There are going to be some very happy kittens.
The Mama wanted to thank everyone that helped and attended the big party. It was so much fun and it made a huge difference in the lives of kittens in Kansas City.
There is still time to help the more than 1500 kittens Great Plains is expecting this kitten season.
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Special thanks to Great Plains SPCA and Kathryn Inman for some of these great photos.