Spring is approaching, and with spring comes “kitten season” – the time of year when communities and animal shelters across the country are inundated with neonatal kittens, one of the most vulnerable and resource-intensive populations in a shelter environment. In 2019, the Humane Rescue Alliance welcomed more than 1,350 neonatal kittens (kittens less than four months old). The Humane Rescue Alliance and St. Mary’s County Animal Services are co-hosting a free, one-day training for members of the public, regional animal shelters, rescue organizations and elected officials to learn how to provide immediate, critical care for neonatal kittens during the hands-on session, as well as how to set up a kitten foster program that saves lives. The goal of the training is to decrease the mortality rate for kittens by bringing a free, specialized training to a region that is making great strides in saving animals. HRA recognizes that the shelters in this region have very limited resources and plans on bringing more trainings to them in the future. A training on caring for neonatal kittens Session 1: A look into HRA’s successful neonatal kitten foster program | 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. In this session, HRA’s Jennah Billeter will share […]
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