Kitten season is upon us! Learn more about how to best care for orphaned and/or neonatal kittens - and share expert advice and resources with your staff and volunteers. We've created this learning track with your veterinary, animal health and foster caregiver teams in mind.
Critical Care of the Sick Neonatal Kitten
Neonatal kittens' lives are fragile under the best of circumstances, and that fragility increases when they are orphaned or sick. How can shelter veterinarians, and those working with kitten nursery programs or rescue groups, provide the best care for this population? Find out from Elizabeth J. Thomovsky, MS, DVM, DACVECC.
Shelters Embrace New Model
The Jacksonville Humane Society in Jacksonville, FL, and California's San Diego Humane Society and SPCA talk about the emerging model of operating kitten nurseries to provide round-the-clock care for kittens in a shelter environment.
Orphaned Kitten Care How-to Videos
These short videos from Laurie Peek, DVM, and Heidi Beyer, CVT, will provide essential care instructions for orphaned kittens. Whether you are a seasoned foster parent or just getting started saving these orphaned baby lives, these videos will guide you through the basics.
Caring for Orphaned Kittens
Based on years of personal experience, Maddie's Fund Director of Veterinary Programs Laurie Peek, DVM, provides a step-by-step guide to caring for orphaned kittens, including how to recognize, avoid and respond to the most common threats they face.
Orphaned Kittens: Saving the Tiniest Lives
In this two-part webcast, Ellen Jefferson, DVM, discusses her organization's kitten nursery and foster-based care program while Heidi Beyer, CVT, gives foster caregivers a leg up with practical tips for orphaned kitten care.