Our Kitten Nursery Manual – a life-saving resource…

Each year, thousands of sick, injured and orphaned kittens flood into animal shelters and rescue organizations across the country. This surge frequently challenges the physical and emotional capacities of staff and volunteers. We’ve partnered with leaders in the animal-welfare field who manage successful kitten nurseries to share their knowledge and experiences in order to help others who are saving kittens:

  • American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Austin Pets Alive!
  • Best Friends Animal Society – Los Angeles
  • Jacksonville Humane Society
  • San Diego Humane Society

The result is a Kitten Nursery Manual full of information from detailed interviews with staff and volunteers at the five nurseries and from reviews of procedural manuals, budgets and administrative documents – combined with the expertise of The National Kitten Coalition on how to care for vulnerable kittens.

“We are so excited to launch our kitten nursery! Your nursery manual was very helpful. It provided ideas that we hadn’t considered previously and insight into different ways of launching a nursery as well as early challenges that were met.”

Sandra Thomas
Clinic Manager, Oklahoma City Humane Society

The Kitten Nursery Manual was a donor-funded project…

We value the support and friendship of our donors! Our strong and well-researched educational programs and projects combined with your financial support create a life-saving solution to kitten euthanasia. With your help, we put life-saving information in the hands of animal shelter and rescue staff, volunteers and fosters as they work to help kittens in their communities. Donate today to help fund projects similar to the Kitten Nursery Manual and to support our life-saving educational programs!

We hope you enjoy this manual – more importantly, we hope it serves as a valuable resource in your kitten life-saving efforts. Thank you!

Kitten Nursery Manual

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