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Cats (and dogs) in black (and white)

“It’s kitten season.” So writes kitten foster mother Cathryn Freeburger of Prince Frederick. “I have a houseful, as every foster does, and every rescue group is overwhelmed with calls.”
    Filling her house is a family born the morning after Mama was turned in at a Baltimore County shelter. Mama Zaura is getting friendlier every day; only a year old herself but a good mother. At the milk bar are Zebulon, the only boy, and Zanna, tucked under mama’s chin; plus Zoe (white feet) and Zafira.
    During May — while Freeburger fosters this handsome black-and-white family — the SPCA of Anne Arundel County joins in the annual Back in Black promotion sponsored by national animal welfare leader Best Friends Animal Society. All month long, adoption fees are reduced by half for all some-black dogs and cats over one year old. To see the black bargains, visit the SPCA at 1815 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis: 410-268-4388; www.aacspca.org.
    Zaura’s babies will be up for adoption in June at Last Chance Rescue in Waldorf: 301-274-9409.