Kitten Co-op is an innovative community program which gives you the opportunity to collaborate with us and be part of the solution in saving the lives of homeless kittens.

This program targets our most vulnerable population of kittens (with or without mothers) too young for adoption. This not only gives these animals a greater chance at survival but alleviates the over-whelming demands on the shelter. If you are willing to temporarily care for the kittens in your home until they are ready for their spay/neuter surgery, we will provide all of the necessary items.

Cats and kittens benefit from the individualized care a home environment can offer. By participating in this program, kittens spend less time in the shelter reducing the risk of contracting an illness and better preparing them for forever homes. This ultimately leads to more lives saved.
Who Can Participate?

  • People surrendering their kittens, with or without their mother
  • People who find a stray litter of kittens with or without a nursing mom
  • People with time and space to care for animals in their home
  • People who want to support our mission of helping homeless and abused companion animals

What Animals are Eligible?

  • Owner surrendered kittens, with or without their mother
  • A single stray kitten or a litter of stray kittens who are found outside the City of Edmonton, with or without a mother
  • Two or more stray kittens who are found within the City of Edmonton, who do not have their mother

What Will EHS Provide? We will give you all the necessary information and supplies to care for and socialize the kittens, including:

  • Litter box, litter & scoop
  • Blankets
  • Toys
  • Wet & dry food

Kittens will also receive a medical check and their first round of vaccinations before going home with you.

How long is the commitment?

You will be asked to care for the animals until they are ready for spay/neuter surgery. Kittens need to be a minimum of 800 grams and 8 weeks of age to have their surgery. We will give you a return date, based on when we believe the kittens will be at weight. This can vary from two to eight weeks, depending on the kittens’ age.

If you’ve found or have a litter of kittens to surrender and are interested in participating in kitten co-op, please email through the link below. 

Contact the Kitten Co-Op Team at [email protected] to learn more.

If you want to help care for kittens but have not found a litter, become a foster parent or donate todayWe will also accept donations of litter, litter boxes, litter scoops, toys and food, which can be dropped off at the donation shelves inside our entrances. Take a look at our full wishlist.