Here's What to Do

Mama and kitten

Here in Texas, kitten seasons is typically at its height between April and October. During these months, you’re more likely to find free-roaming kittens and adult cats. Depending on the age, temperament and health of the cat or kitten, Fort Bend County Animal Services has different options to help. Here’s your definitive guide to helping found felines in unincorporated Fort Bend County.

Kittens from birth to eight weeks: Kittens do best when raised by their mothers.  if you find a litter of healthy, young kittens that are in a safe location like in a yard, the best thing you can do is leave them alone. If they’re healthy, it means mom is nearby and will soon return to care for them.

Kittens eight to 12 weeks:  These kittens can be brought to FBCAS, but because we operate at capacity most of the time, keeping kittens in this age group out of the shelter is truly lifesaving.

Kittens and Cats 12 weeks to adult: If you find a stray cat or kitten that is friendly, you can bring it in to the shelter where it will be held for a three day stray period and if not reclaimed, will be spayed or neutered through our shelter-neuter-return (SNR) program and put back where it was found. If it’s a feral cat (non-social, fearful cat), you can work with our Community Cat Program to trap-neuter and return it (TNR) to where it was found.

Sick and injured cats and kittens of any age, geriatric cats or cats in immediate danger: If you see a cat that is sick or injured (lethargic, limping badly, appears dehydrated or emaciated, has been hit by a car or has open wounds or sores), bring them to FBCAS during kennel hours Tuesday - Friday.