Spring is kitten season and tiny, orphaned newborn kittens need round-the-clock feeding to stay alive. Miami-Dade County Animal Services (Animal Services) is recruiting foster parents to help care for and feed the very young kittens abandoned at the Animal Services.
Animal Services’ Kitten Cuddler foster program provides training on bottle feeding and the general care of newborn kittens. Foster parents will also receive neonate care kits that include heating pads, feeding bottles and kitten milk replacer. The kittens will be scheduled for return visits for booster vaccines and general wellness care from the time the newborns are placed with a foster parent until the kitten reaches adoption age.
When kittens are adoption ready, they’ll find new homes through one of Animal Services many life-saving programs and events, such as the HOPE Express adoption events, the Petco Adoption Center in partnership with Miami-Dade Animal Services in South Miami, adoptions at designated Petsmart locations or they may even head north to adoption guaranteed centers through the transport program.
Kitten Cuddler training is held every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Animal Services’ Pet Adoption and Protection Center located at 3599 NW 79 Avenue in Doral, FL. Training includes instruction on special formula preparation and bottle feeding. Kitten Cuddlers will receive training, supplies and the joy that comes from saving a precious little animal’s life.
For more information, visit animals.miamidade.gov or call 3-1-1.