Famous Fosters event finds homes for kittens

3 years 1 week 1 day ago Monday, July 13 2015 Jul 13, 2015 Monday, July 13, 2015 12:09:00 AM CDT July 13, 2015 in News
By: Tom Barclay, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - As the dog days of summer get into full swing, a mid-Missouri organization prepares to shelter and find homes for hundreds of spring babies.

Kittens, that is. The Central Missouri Humane Society has entered the 'cat days of summer' as more than one hundred kittens have been brought to its shelter.

The humane society said a 'kitten boom' occurs in the mid-summer because cats typically breed in the springtime when the weather warms up.

Jenny Romesburg, the Foster and Rescue coordinator at the humane society, said they have a unique way to deal with the boom by letting people temporarily care for kittens while the shelter looks for a home.

"Foster care is one of the ways we alleviate space at the shelter," Romesburg said."We're always in need of fosters homes to take care of kittens just for a little while until they are big enough to be adopted."

Once the kittens are old enough to be adopted, the shelter will either let the person caring for the kitten find a good home, or the shelter will house it. 

The summer boom, though, brings extra crowding problems at the shelter for cats-- so the humane society created a summer kitten adoption event four years called Famous Fosters' that lets people adopt fixed and vaccinated kittens at lower cost of $30 by giving the foster families a venue to look for permanent homes.

Romesburg said the event has been massively popular, and this year all 31 of the kittens were adopted an hour before the event was scheduled to end.

Even after all the kittens had been adopted, more residents showed up hoping to adopt a new companion.

Columbia resident Keelan Gneuhs showed up the event after it ended, but learned there were no shortages of kittens this time of year. Gneuhs ended up adopting a young black long-haired kitten named "Princess Tiana" at the shelter.

"Well, we got here a little late because I had to work and they were already shutting down by the time I got to the place, so they brought out her and she was the last one I got to see," Gneuhs said. "I don't know, I think it was just meant to be."  

Gneuhs said she wanted to adopt from a shelter to give less fortunate cats a new home.

"I definitely just like the idea of rescuing a cat instead of going through bloodlines and stuff," Gnuehs said. "I think that this is a lot more meaningful to pick one and rescue one."

The shelter offers a variety of alternative methods for people who can't own pets, but want to help stray animals. Residents can volunteer or donate to the Central Missouri Humane Society, or they can offer to sponsor a shelter animal and pay for it's daily food, toys, and medical services through the Shelter Me program.

For more information, you can visit the Central Missouri Humane Society's website here

More News

Grid
List
LAKE OF THE OZARKS - 64 years later, a different lake and nearly triple the death toll, the duck boat... More >>
13 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 9:12:00 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- Russian intelligence operatives attempted to hack into the online accounts of staffers on three congressional campaigns in the... More >>
14 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 8:46:27 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Charlotte, North Carolina, celebrates being chosen Friday to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, an... More >>
14 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 8:05:32 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- A cardiologist who treated former President George H.W. Bush was killed Friday morning in a bicycle-to-bicycle drive-by shooting... More >>
15 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 7:34:02 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department will move into a new neighborhood over the next few weeks. In July,... More >>
16 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 6:41:00 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
CALLAWAY COUNTY - A Steedman man was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of domestic... More >>
17 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 5:22:00 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
ST. JOSEPH (AP) — A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in the fatal beating of his 77-year-old grandmother while he... More >>
18 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 3:59:00 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- The FBI is in possession of a recording between President Donald Trump and his former personal attorney Michael... More >>
19 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 3:38:16 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in Continuous News
JEFFERSON CITY – House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty will resign from the Missouri House of Representatives effective Sunday in... More >>
21 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 12:57:00 PM CDT July 20, 2018 in Top Stories
COLE COUNTY — The Cole County Sheriff’s Department responded to possible weapons violation on Thursday night. When the officers... More >>
23 hours ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 11:47:00 AM CDT July 20, 2018 in Top Stories
(AP) - President Donald Trump has indicated that he's willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs and... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 8:52:00 AM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
BRANSON - Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley will meet with investigators Saturday at Table Rock Lake to receive a briefing... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 7:23:00 AM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
BRANSON (AP) — About 300 people gathered in a parking lot outside a tourism business to remember the 17 people... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 7:16:00 AM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
BRANSON - The recent boat incident that killed 11 and injured seven in Branson isn't the first time Ride the... More >>
1 day ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Friday, July 20, 2018 2:06:00 AM CDT July 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Thursday evening around 9:00 pm, two cars collided head-on at the intersection of Worley St. and W. Boulevard.... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, July 19 2018 Jul 19, 2018 Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:14:00 PM CDT July 19, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A southern Missouri sheriff and a subordinate with whom he was having a romantic relationship have... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, July 19 2018 Jul 19, 2018 Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:46:00 PM CDT July 19, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia confirmed Friday the household hazardous waste collection is cancelled. The waste collection was... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, July 19 2018 Jul 19, 2018 Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:16:00 PM CDT July 19, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- More illnesses have been reported across the United States in two separate cyclospora outbreaks, federal health officials said... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, July 19 2018 Jul 19, 2018 Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:31:35 PM CDT July 19, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 79°
11am 81°
12pm 84°
1pm 86°
2pm 87°