The core of what we do at Kitten Rescue is rescue, foster, care for, and adopt out cats and kittens. We do this to prevent them from dying on the streets or being euthanized at LA City Shelters. We rescue cats and kittens from a variety of situations. Most live in our volunteers’ homes and those volunteers foster them until we can find permanent homes for them. Some who need special care, are elderly, or are unlikely to be adopted live at the KR Cat Sanctuary.
Our volunteers care for all types of cats and kittens. We care for orphaned and abandoned kittens that need to be bottle-fed around the clock, moms with litters, cats that need socialization, and sick or injured animals. We care for the animals until they are old enough, healthy enough, and socialized enough. At that point, our volunteers work to find amazing, forever homes for them.
Between our three main components of Kitten Rescue — the KR Sanctuary, our new Kitten Nursery, and our foster network — Kitten Rescue cares for around 1,200 animals at any given time. Kitten Rescue takes care of all of its rescued cats’ medical needs and costs. We ensure the spay/neuter, feline leukemia (FeLV) and FIV tests, vaccinations, deworming, flea treatment and microchipping of each and every animal prior to adoption.
We have multiple life-saving programs at Kitten Rescue. A cornerstone of what we do is outreach and education. Kitten Rescue educates the public on responsible pet guardianship. We teach people how to care for kittens and cats, and explain the importance of spaying and neutering. We coach people on Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and managing feral cat colonies. During kitten season, our volunteers also teach bottle-feeding classes for people who want to care for unweaned kittens.
Aired October 2, 2022: Lisa Foxx talked to Kitten Rescue Executive Director Sandra Harrison...they discussed the history of the organization, what they do on a day-to-day basis and how people can help. They are always in need for folks to help foster, adopt and help raise money to continue their efforts of saving and helping over a 1,000+ animals in need a year.
To find out more about Kitten Rescue, click here.
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