Neonatal Kitten Program

The Kitten Nursery has Officially Opened!
There are over 1,000 kittens at risk of getting killed every year that SAPA! tries to save through our neonatal program.IMG_6050 copy To do that, we need a huge amount of help from the community in the form of volunteers to help feed kittens in our nursery, fosters to care for kittens in their homes, and donations to cover the costs of kitten milk, medications, staff, and all the needs to keep this fragile population alive. We are taking in litters of kittens every day, but need your help to save them all!

There is a way for everyone to help:
Donate to sponsor a kitten
Check out our wish list 
Become a foster home

Sign up to be a volunteer

 

The Neonatal Kitten Program is a creative approach to saving an entire class of especially fragile, homeless animals. The program targets orphaned, un-weaned kittens fated for euthanasia at San Antonio’s Animal Care Services(ACS).

TrainingEach year, especially during the breeding season, which spans from March to October, ACS and local rescues are overwhelmed with orphaned kittens. Nearly ALL of these kittens are euthanized because neither the shelter, nor other groups in the community can provide the intensive care they need to survive.

There are over a thousand kittens at risk of getting killed every year that SAPA tries to save through our neonatal program. To do that, we need a huge amount of help from the community in the form of volunteers to help feed kittens in our nursery, fosters to care for kittens in their homes, and donations  to cover the costs of kitten milk, medications, staff, and all the needs to keep this fragile population alive.

Foster

Our Neonatal Program is completely dependent on people in the community (YOU!) willing to open their homes and spare bathrooms to these orphaned kittens. We have an onsite nursery that rescues kittens from being euthanised at the shelter and houses them for a few days to stabilize them and get them ready to move into foster care. But they can’t live in the nursery longer than a couple days because space is very limited and kittens do MUCH better in a foster home. Baby bottle feeding requires dedication and time, but knowing that you are saving an orphan’s life is a very rewarding experience! If you are interested in becoming a bottle baby kitten foster, please contact us at kittenfoster@sanantoniopetsalive.org or complete our foster application today!

Volunteer

Our Neonatal Kitten Nursery is almost completely volunteer-run and we are always looking to grow our team! All volunteer feeders are required to attend volunteer training and commit at least two hours every week. Because these baby kittens need to eat every 2-3 hours, our nursery is open 24/7 and volunteers work on a committed schedule to ensure every kitten is fed day and night. Our volunteer feeder program is a great way to get involved and help save lives if you are unable to foster. Without our volunteer feeders, this program would not be successful! If you are interested in volunteering as a feeder, please contact us to learn more at
kittenschedule@sanantoniopetsalive.org and be sure to complete the volunteer application.

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Caring for orphaned kittens is very costly and requires specialized supplies to keep them healthy and allow them to grow. Please donate here  or check out our wish list.

Contact Us
9107 Marbach Rd. Ste. 109 San Antonio, TX 78245
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00 am-7:00 pm
*Open mid-March thru mid-October
Kitten Fostering Inquiries: kittenfoster@sanantoniopetsalive.org
Kitten Volunteer Feeder Inquiries: kittenschedule@sanantoniopetsalive.org
Visit our Facebook page to see all of our cute kitties!

 

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Animal Care Services
(Building 1)
4710 State Highway 151
San Antonio, Texas 78227

Monday-Friday: 11am-7pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 12pm-4pm

Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions
210 Tuleta Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78212
(across from the SA Zoo)

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9107 Marbach Rd. Ste. 109
San Antonio, TX 78245

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San Antonio, TX 78283

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