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).
Each 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.
Saving so many kittens means a greater need for kitten milk, food, supplies, medicines and skilled care, as baby kittens can become ill quickly and will die without swift treatment. Please consider helping our groundbreaking and life-saving Neonatal Kitten Program through volunteering, fostering, and donating!
We do not adopt out kittens under 8 weeks old. However, our bottle babies always do better in homes! Our Neonatal Kitten Program is highly dependent on our foster homes. Our nursery can easily reach maximum capacity at the height of kitten season and the only way for us to continue to pull kittens and save lives is to have trained, reliable foster homes. Baby bottle feeding requires dedication and time, but saving the life of even one kitten makes it well worth the sacrifice. If you are interested in becoming a bottle baby kitten foster, please contact us to learn more at
Our Neonatal Kitten Nursery is almost completely volunteer-run and we are always looking to grow our team! All feeders are required to attend a volunteer training workshop and commit at least two hours every week. Because these baby kittens need to eat every two hours, our volunteers work on a 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@
Can’t foster or volunteer but want to help us save lives? Check out our Amazon Wish List for the items we need to help keep our nursery operational!*Not all donations need to be purchased from Amazon. This list is for referencing purposes.
Fading Kitten Syndrome
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00-7:00