Help for kittens in Northwest Arkansas

We're collaborating with local shelters, rescue groups, veterinary clinics, and spay/neuter services in Northwest Arkansas to provide support for the care of found kittens.

If you’ve found kittens who need your help and are sure the mother isn’t returning, here’s what you’ll need to know about finding them lifesaving care in Northwest Arkansas. 

Mom with her kittens

Did you find a healthy kitten with mom nearby?

The best thing to do for healthy kittens is to leave them with their mother, who is often nearby planning to return and care for her babies.

Has mom not returned, or do the kittens look sick or injured? Find out what to do next »

Found a kitten who is visibly sick or injured? 

Seek veterinary attention immediately from a local veterinarian or the nearest animal shelter. 

Northwest Arkansas spay/neuter services 

Spaying and neutering are key in ending the killing of homeless pets in shelters. 

There are a number of spay/neuter services offered in Northwest Arkansas. Some clinics may also provide vaccines and limited wellness care for veterinary needs beyond sterilization. 

Check to make sure the facility is open, to get more information on the services offered, and to schedule an appointment.  

You can also go to a private veterinary clinic or animal hospital for veterinary needs, including spay/neuter services.

Foster kittens to save lives

When you foster kittens, you become part of a lifesaving team working to create a bright future for homeless kittens here in Northwest Arkansas.

You can foster for Best Friends, or you can volunteer with one of our partnering shelters in Northwest Arkansas. Your help is especially important from March through December, when kittens arrive in overwhelming numbers at our nation’s animal shelters.

When you foster with Best Friends, we'll provide the necessary supplies and support to make sure the kittens get the love and care they need. Do you have questions about fostering with Best Friends? Email

Foster for a Best Friends Network partner near you

Don't live near any of the locations above? The Best Friends Network is made up of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations, and other animal welfare groups, all working to save the lives of dogs and cats in communities like yours across the country.

Each and every one of our network partners needs caring people like you to foster kittens to help save the lives of pets where you live.

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Our partners around the country 

Jacksonville Humane Society

Arizona Humane Society

Alley Cat Allies