My SO's parents have been hosting a pair of foster kittens since said kittens were born to a feral momcat in their yard on May 26 of this year. They're now old enough to be adopted...but I'm having a terribly hard time figuring out how to help find them homes. I'm in the Bay Area, California (near San Jose) and while there seem to be a number of cat rescue groups, I have no idea how to choose one or go about contacting them. Flurry of kitten-shaped snowflakes within.
The good news: the momcat who gave birth to the foster babies is now spayed and has rejoined her feline friends in the local feral colony (thanks to the Humane Society's free/low-cost feral TNR program).
The bad news: I can't take the kittens myself -- I already have 4 cats and that's quite
enough. I've also asked everyone I work with and everyone I know locally friend-wise, and either they've got enough cats already, or someone has allergies, or they're just not in a good position to take on kittens right now. I get all that, and I would never want someone to take on a cat they didn't want or couldn't adequately care for. But I had no clue when I "signed up" to help my semi-in-laws find homes for the babies that it would be so darned difficult despite the extreme cuteness factor in their favor. (Needless to say, I've become a spay-neuter zealot
Hence, I'm wondering if there are any specific
local groups and/or other resources liable to help with "kitten placement". Many many bonus points if said groups can be contacted via email -- one major stumbling block I'm dealing with is the fact that I have to minimize telephone use due to auditory-processing difficulties (basically, while I can "hear" fine, I have a terribly hard time understanding speech over the phone so I miss lots and it tires me out, making it impractical for me to make lots of calls in rapid succession, etc.). I've found websites for groups like TownCats but have not been able to get a "read" on how helpful they'd be or whether they're already so swamped they can't take on more kitties.
Also, I'd really like to avoid having the kittens kept in a cage anywhere while waiting for a home -- best-case scenario would be they'd stay at the SO's parents' house and people could go there to meet them. But again, I have no idea how one would work with a rescue group to accomplish that or whether that's even "done". Tips would be greatly appreciated, as would recommendations of agencies or groups specializing not so much in pre-adoption "cat storage" (we've got that bit covered) but in assistance finding potential homes and matching cats to said homes.
(Oh and per what seems to be the requirement around here, kitten photos abound: the one we're pretty sure is a girl
, the one we're pretty sure is a boy
, and a bonus sibling snuggle