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Lexington Humane Society needs kitten food

Posted at 2:56 PM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 23:37:58-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Lexington Humane Society has lots of kittens, but not enough kitten food. It's asking for help getting what they need to keep the animals fed.

It currently has more than 200 kittens, either in the adoption center or in the foster care program. Over the last few weeks, multiple kittens have been coming in.

"It's very odd this time of year to continue to see half a dozen kittens come in our doors every single day,” said Ashley Hammond with the Lexington Humane Society.

Hammond says it can be hard to keep up with, especially when the kitten food supply is low. The kittens are too young to eat dry cat food and need either wet food or formula.

"We go through about one can or so every week and half per kitten,” said Hammond.

The Lexington Humane Society is looking for help stocking their shelves and is asking for donations of kitten formula and canned, pate wet food.

To help, you can visit the humane society’s website, bring donations to the Administration Building at 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, or have items sent through its Amazon wish list.

Hammond says she expects less kittens to come in as the weather cools down.

Between May and October, the Lexington Humane Society expects to see about 1,400 cats come in. About 1,000 of those are kittens.