Anchorage Animal Care and Control (AACC) says it is seeing an influx of kittens and needs more people to care for them by fostering them. The goal of fostering is to socialize the kittens and get them ready for adoption.

Jay Jackson has been a kitten foster mom for four years, and said it’s rewarding to give the kittens a chance to be a pet.

“I’m a big proponent of our Animal Care and Control center,” she said. “I think they do a great job, but they can’t do it 24 hours a day, and so when the little ones comes in, they need some help and it is a lot of fun.”

Kittens usually need to be fostered from around when they’re three weeks old to eight weeks old. Some come with their mother cat, while others are brought to AACC orphaned.

Jackson said each kitten is different and some need more care than others. AACC staff said they can work with people to make sure the foster kitten is right for them. Anyone interested in fostering is encouraged to go to AACC and fill out an application.

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