Monday, June 3, 2019

‘Tis the Season for Kittens and the Michigan Humane Society’s annual Kitten Shower

Spring is finally here and that means it’s kitten season! To help prepare for newborn kittens, many of them orphans, MHS is holding its annual Kitten Shower to support their Kitten Project. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, June 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. inside the Berman Center for Animal Care at 900 North Newburgh Road, Westland, MI 48185.
Eli+Hank Courtesy of Michigan Humane

A kitten shower is a baby shower for newborn kittens that gives the Michigan Humane Society the opportunity to educate the public about neonatal kittens and the importance of fostering. Just like a regular shower, the Michigan Humane team has created a baby registry to assist in providing much needed supplies for the hundreds of kittens entering the shelters. This event will allow guests of all ages to enjoy kitten snuggling, crafts, games, refreshments and more. During the event, guest can attend a 30-minute workshop about how they can become fosters and help care for the newborn kittens.

Black Neonatal kitten Courtesy of Michigan Humane

“Kittens are a vulnerable population in shelters across the country, not just here in Michigan, due to the special care they require” says Dr. Clarissa Funke, DVM, of Michigan Humane. “Our Kitten Project, with the kick-off shower event, has allowed us to save hundreds more kittens than ever before and create so many new families.”

Guests are also encouraged to brings items from the MHS baby registry. The items on this list will help the caregivers care for the newborns. These items include blankets, food dishes, formula, heating pads, kennels, syringes and more. To RSVP for the shower and get registry information, please visit  Supporters can then bring their gifts or item receipt to the shower and have the chance to adopt a feline for free.

DaisyMae Courtesy of Michigan Humane

Those unable to attend the shower can also drop their gifts off at Michigan Humane’s adoption centers in Detroit, Rochester Hills, Westland and Petco of Sterling Heights. Supporters can also donate online at

About the Michigan Humane Society

The Michigan Humane Society, founded in 1877, is the oldest and largest nonprofit animal welfare organization in the state. Each year, MHS achieves 100 percent placement of more than 10,000 healthy and treatable animals through compassionate care, community engagement and advocacy for humane treatment. The MHS operates three shelter and veterinary centers in Detroit, Rochester Hills and Westland; five adoption partnerships with Premier Pet Supply, Petco and PetSmart; and both a Cruelty Investigation Department and a Statewide Animal Response Team. Learn more at


  1. There's so many kittens here too - the rescues are so full.

  2. Oh, that tiny black kitty is a dream! Eyes not even opened yet, it appears. You are so good to advertise these important help centers for kitties and other animals.

  3. Such sweeties, we purr for each and every one of those dear sweeties!

  4. Spring brings many kittens. Ever so precious. I hope they all thrive and find forever homes.

    I linked this post to Awww Monday.

    Have a fabulous day, Caren. Scritches to the boys. ♥

  5. Nothing more Awww-worthy than kittens! Purrs and prayers for furever homes for those little ones.

  6. Kitten season has gotten even longer with milder weather on the East Coast. We love to see them, but they sure steal the show from the older adoptable cats!
    Nice blog post, Caren and Cody.

  7. I hope it is a great success and lots of supplies come in.

  8. Dad dropped off food and green papers this past weekend at our local shelter. If everyone did a little there would be little to do

    1. you are so right! We try to donate a few times a year but sometimes we aren't as good about it as we should be!

  9. We adopted Da Boyz from MHS, so we will support them furrever!

  10. We hope this event is a huge success.

  11. They are so cute. I hope they all find homes along with the older cats too.