#WhiskerWednesday: Kitten Alizeti Needs A Home
Oh. My. WORD. 😍
This morning was a great way to start the day. Every other Wednesday, we get cats to come into the studio for #WhiskerWednesday. Little did I know that today would be a "little" treat.
Meet Alizeti! Swahili for 'sunflower,' she was surrendered to the CPV Rescue and Sanctuary after previously being adopted from another shelter. She was brought to them for "being too rambunctious" according to Mare, Executive Director.
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The reality here is, kittens are rambunctious, that's just how they are. If you're not ready for the responsibility that comes with adopting a kitten, it's probably best that you look for an adult or senior cat.
Alizeti is about eight to ten weeks old, and is very friendly and playful (like most kittens are.) She's good with other cats.
The adoption fee is $120, but includes spay and all vaccines.
If you're interested and want to meet her, you can message the CPV Rescue and Sanctuary on Facebook or you can call 315-381-3605 and leave a message. They are allowing 2 people per 15 minute appointments. The application processing time can take between 7 and 10 days. Please make sure you wear a mask also.
According to Web MD Pet, there's a few things you should do before taking a kitten home.
Prepare for Kitty's Arrival
Before you bring home your kitten, make sure you have a litter box, cat carrier, kitten food, food and water bowls, a collar and tags, and toys to entertain your new pet. Cat-proof your house before kitty arrives. Put away cleaners, and pick up anything she could swallow.
Water, Water Everywhere
Always have lots of cool, clean water for your kitten. Put several water bowls throughout the house, and keep them clean. If you notice your kitten isn’t drinking much, try a flatter dish that doesn’t surround her small face so much. Some cats prefer moving water and may like a kitty water fountain rather than a regular bowl.
The Scoop on Litter Boxes
Cats have an instinct to poop in soil or sand, so your kitten will likely use a litter box right away. Put it in a quiet spot, and show her where it is. Kitty litter choices include regular and clumping clay litter, crystal litter, as well as litter made from wood chips, grains, and newspapers. Some cat boxes are too high for kittens to get in and out easily, so you may need to start with a low-sided box until your kitten grows.
Choose a Cat Bed
Cats sleep up to 16 hours a day, kittens even more. As much as you love cuddling with kitty, she’ll probably enjoy a spot all her own. She’ll happily curl up on a perch attached to a window ledge, a cat tree, a fuzzy pad on a chair, or in her very own snuggly cat bed. If you have a dog, it’s important to give your kitten a safe and private place to sleep.
They Grow Up So Fast!
Like all babies, kittens seem to grow up right before your eyes, and before you know it they’re braving the world on their own. So be sure to take lots of pictures and enjoy every moment as your rough-and-tumble little kitten changes and grows into your cat companion.