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Found a kitten?

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What if I found a baby kitten?
  • Kittens almost always have a mother that is roaming around and trying to find something to eat. Taking kittens from their mother drastically decreases their chance of survival. Unless the kittens are in immediate danger, please leave them where they are or take them back to where you found them.

  • If the kittens are warm and not crying, the mother cat is most likely caring for them. If you are uncertain If the mother is returning, you can sprinkle a ring of baking flour around the kittens and wait at least a few hours to look for footprints. Make sure to give her and her kittens space so that she isn’t afraid to return.

  • If the mother hasn't returned after 8 hours and the kittens are truly abandoned, consider fostering the kittens until they are old enough for adoption (8 weeks of age). You can email a photo of the kitten(s) and your information to our team at if you need help determining next steps or want assistance on becoming a foster parent.

    • In addition to the Yolo County Animal Shelter, there are a few other groups  in Yolo County that may be able to provide assistance​/resources for kittens

    • Check out this Kitten Age Chart if you are not sure how old the kittens are

What if the 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 cat appears healthy, please leave it be.

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

Found In




Yolo County



City of Sacramento

Sacramento County


Solano County

Sutter County

Colusa County

Napa County

Yolo County Animal Services

140C Tony Diaz Drive, 

Woodland, CA 95776

City of Sacramento Animal Services
(Front Street Shelter)
2127 Front Street , Sacramento, CA 

Sacramento County Animal Care
(Bradshaw Shelter)
3839 Bradshaw Road,

Sacramento, CA 


Solano County Animal Services

2510 Clay Bank Rd Fairfield, CA 94533

Sutter County Animal Services

200 Garden Hwy, 

Yuba City, CA 95991

Colusa County Animal Services

929 Bridge St, 

Colusa, CA 95932

Napa County Animal Shelter

942 Hartle Ct, 

Napa, CA 94558

(530) 668-5287



311 or

(916) 385-8794

(916) 368-7387

(707) 784-1356


(707) 449-1700

(530) 822-7375

(530) 458-0247

(707) 253-4382

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