Spay & Neuter Your Pets!
It is highly unlikely we will get enough volunteers to feed until 3am, so we will have some paid feeders for the early morning and late night shifts. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and anyone under 18 years old will be required to have a parent committing to the feeding shift along with them.
We also need foster homes for kittens eating solid food. The idea is to get the kittens eating solid food and then they will be transferred to a foster home. The foster home will hold the kittens until they weigh 2 pounds. They can then be returned to TLC, spayed/neutered and up for adoption! This commitment is approximately 4 weeks if you would like to help out.
If you would like to volunteer or apply to become a paid feeder, please email KittenNursery@TexasLitterControl.org with your contact information and availability. All paid staff and volunteers will be interviewed.
Please note...TLC will not be accepting bottle feeder kittens from the general public. All litters will be pulled from the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. Dumping animals is illegal. Violators will be prosecuted to the full extent allowed by law.
One of the most "at risk" groups in our local shelters is bottle feeder kittens. Unless you know the mother cat is dead, you should leave kittens in place. Mom cats need to eat too. They hide their kittens far from their food source because they don't want to attract predators. You should never remove the kittens unless there is an immediate danger. It is always best to leave the kittens for mom!!!
Some people will take these kittens to a shelter. If there is no one available to bottle feed these kittens every 2 hours, the shelter has no choice but to euthanize them. There are very few bottle feeders available to save this kittens. This is where the Kitten Nursery comes into play. The nursery will be open 21 hours a day (from 6am to 3am). Volunteers and paid feeding staff will tend to these babies every 2 - 3 hours.
This work is hard but rewarding. Some volunteer jobs can be skipped, but not this one. If a volunteer doesn't show up, the kittens don't eat. We need serious volunteers for this job! Volunteers will be trained on proper feeding techniques and sanitation protocols. They will have to commit to a 3 hour shift once a week through November 1st when we close down the nursery for winter.
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