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Orphaned kittens in Brookhaven shelter need homes

Want to help some kittens find a home -- even for a little while?

Through the All You Need is Love program, the Brookhaven Town animal shelter is seeking foster families to help take care of the many orphaned kittens at the shelter. The warm winter has led to a bumper crop of kittens, and the shelter is running out of room and resources to bottle feed and care for the kittens.

“The animal shelter was able to help every kitten in need last year, and we expect the same results, but we need help,” Brookhaven supervisor Mark Lesko said in a news release. “Caring for a young kitten is very rewarding and many people have found their new best friend because of their participation in this program.”

Town Councilwoman Jane Bonner, the board’s liaison to the shelter, said, “We hope that people can find it in their hearts to help and maybe they’ll decide to keep one or more of the kittens they care for.”

Foster families will receive training, and a cage, bottle and formula. Those interested should call the shelter at 631-286-4940 or email animalshelter@brookhaven.org.

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