Staff at the Zionsville Animal Hospital treat all types of pets, but for the last two and a half years, they have been doing something else, too.
The hospital has been a foster home for kittens the staff cares for and places in adoptive homes. They will be giving out their 100th kitten for adoption this month in cooperation with the Humane Society for Boone County.
Dr. Carey Wasem said he wasn’t so keen on the idea of fostering kittens for adoption in the beginning.
“I was worried we would have kittens for six months and nobody was going to want to adopt them,” he said. “I thought that our office would be full of kittens that we wouldn’t be able to get rid of. I thought we’d maybe do 10 kittens per year.”
Sharon Simone, a nurse at the hospital, was the one that talked Wasem into helping the humane society.
“I could talk you into a kitten you don’t even need,” she said. “At first he said no, but then it just kind of snowballed.”
Susan Austin, vice president of the Humane Society for Boone County, said the hospital has no trouble sending kittens out for adoption.
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.