Kitsap Humane Society Kittens Fostered in Correctional Program

October 20, 2015

KHS is excited to announce a new partnership with the Mission Creek Women’s Correctional Center in Belfair starting in October. The Pawsitive Prison Program will train approved offenders at Mission Creek to foster cats and kittens from KHS until they are ready to return to the shelter for adoption.

Program participants are screened by their Unit Supervisor and then go through an intense training with KHS staff that covers everything from kitten development to cat behavior, and from handling and socialization to proper cleaning and disinfection. Feline participants are chosen by KHS staff and will include orphaned litters of kittens, mother cats with nursing kittens, and adult cats in need of socialization or recovery from injury. Each cat or set of kittens will be assigned to a dorm room with up to four offender foster parents caring for them.

The kitties will get tons of attention and TLC every day from their foster parents, which will prepare them for life in a future forever home. KHS expects that a number of the program’s kitties will be adopted by prison staff that falls in love with their new charges. KHS will need to provide all food, litter and other cat supplies (grooming supplies, toys, bedding) for the Pawsitive Prison Program, so is asking for help from our supporters and the community to collect needed items. For a full wish list and more info on the program, visit:

Kitsap Humane Society is a private, nonprofit, charitable organization that has been caring for animals in need since 1908.  KHS admits more than 5,000 animals per year and has one of the highest lives saved rates in the US.  KHS’ vision is that every adoptable companion animal has a home.  For more information, visit  Rescue. Rehabilitate. Rehome.