I found a kitten
What should I do?

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Mom will likely return. Please don’t intervene.

When we find a litter of kittens, our good-hearted instincts tell us to rush to the aid of these fragile felines. Thankfully, human intervention is typically not required. In fact, the best thing we can do is leave the kittens alone. Mom will likely return shortly, and it’s critical that the kittens remain in her care as she offers the best chance for survival.  If you find a litter of kittens and are extremely certain that they are orphaned, you can then step in and help by caring for the kittens until they’re old enough to find homes. The chart below will help you determine what steps to take if you’ve found kittens, including becoming a Sacramento SPCA foster parent.

What if a kitten is sick or injured?

Please bring the sick or injured animal, during regular business hours, to the appropriate shelter.  Please note that these agencies are currently only accepting sick or injured cats.  If the kitten appears healthy and cared for by its mother, please leave it be.

The information below is subject to change. Please visit their website for current information.

Found In Bring To Website/EMail Phone
City of Sacramento
(green street signs)
City of Sacramento Animal Services
(Front Street Shelter)

2127 Front Street
City of Sacramento Lost/Found link
311@cityofsacramento.org
311
Sacramento County
(white street signs)
Sacramento County Animal Care
(Bradshaw Shelter)

3839 Bradshaw Road
Unincorporated Sacramento County Lost/Found link
BradshawLostAndFound@saccounty.net
(916) 368-7387
Citrus Heights

Sacramento SPCA
6201 Florin Perkins Rd

Citrus Heights Animal Services link
AnimalServices@citrusheights.net
(916) 725-7387
Elk Grove Sacramento County Animal Care
(Bradshaw Shelter)

3839 Bradshaw Road
Elk Grove Animal Services link (916) 687-3042
After hours: (916) 714-5115
Rancho Cordova Sacramento SPCA
6201 Florin-Perkins Road
City of Rancho Cordova Animal Services link (916) 851-8852
Folsom Sacramento SPCA
6201 Florin-Perkins Road
Folsom Animal Services link
cwalden@folsom.ca.us
(916) 355-7230
Roseville City of Roseville Animal Services
150 Corporation Yard Road
City of Roseville Animal Control link
egov@roseville.ca.us
(916) 782-7722
Yolo County Yolo County Animal Services
140 Tony Diaz
Yolo County Animal Services link
yolocountysherrifs@yolocounty.org
(530) 668-5287