The Kennebec Valley Humane Society recently launched a new colorable storybook, “Just ONE Litter!” This book was written and illustrated by Leane Morin, a professional children’s book illustrator and member of the KVHS Board of Directors, according to a society news release.

With support and input from Project Manager Kim Nixon, the Education Committee, and local teachers and parents, Morin designed this educational storybook in the form of a coloring book. The story revolves around one kitten at a shelter and shows, through pictures and text, how one cat can literally produce thousands of potentially homeless kittens if it’s not neutered.

This project was funded by a grant from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation. The book is available for sale, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit KVHS.

“It’s so thrilling to see this colorable story book come to life. It’s not just a story, but a powerful message that’s so important to both children and adults. Our hope is that through education we can continue to reduce the number of unwanted litters of cats and dogs and also keep community animals healthier. “Just ONE Litter!” will help shape a new generation of animal lovers through children in Kennebec County and KVHS couldn’t be prouder to be leading this effort,” said Hillary Roberts, KVHS executive director, according to the release.

Roberts went on to say that the launch of the book will include book sale opportunities for everyone interested at events to celebrate the book and mobilize it via social media are ongoing.

The society provides food, shelter, medical care, and a second chance for nearly 2,000 animals every year from 22 local communities.

For more information, contact the society at 626-3491 or visit

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