Texas Litter Control has started a pilot program for neonatal kittens in partnership with the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. We are starting small this year. The Kitten Nursery is staffed by an elite group of volunteers and staff affectionately known as "the Kitten Warriors." The nursery can handle up to 12 litters of neonatal kittens at a time. It is staffed 21 hours a day. Next year we aim to pull all neonatal kittens from the shelter.
The TLC Nursery is closed for the year. We will be reopening in April of 2019. If you would like to help us with gathering supplies for next year, please email email@example.com.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
Joining the Kitten Warriors
We need the best of the best volunteers to join the Kitten Warriors. The 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.
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.
If you would like to volunteer, please CLICK HERE. If you would like to become a paid feeder, please fill out an employment application and email KittenNursery@TexasLitterControl.org with your contact information and availability. All paid staff and volunteers will be interviewed.
Short Term Fosters Needed (Approximate 4 Week Commitment)
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.
Royal Canin Baby Cat Dry Food
Cheap Clay Cat Litter
Authority Canned Cat and Kitten Food (Chicken)
6 Inch Paper Plates
Unscented Baby Wipes
Weigh Max Gram Scale
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 Warriors step in.
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.
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