Thank you to all who made our spring 2023 Kitten Shower a smash success! Because of you, we are equipped to provide lifesaving care to the tiniest babies in need. With thousands of newborn kittens arriving at our nurseries this year, your support means that each one will receive the safe shelter, nourishment, specialized care and love they need to thrive. If you would like to choose a special gift to support our programs, please visit our Wish List to see supplies that are needed year-round.
Jim Lester Kitten Nursery and Foster Center
Back in 2009, San Diego Humane Society opened the country’s first-ever around-the-clock kitten nursery to meet the resource-intensive needs of kittens under the age of eight weeks. Now the Jim Lester Kitten Nursery & Foster Center, it develops and shares best practices for kitten care with shelters across the country. In addition to providing critical care for kittens aged up to seven months, the Lester Nursey & Foster Center engages hundreds of trained foster volunteers to provide 24-hour care in their own homes and offers a daycare space for fosters who need help caring for kittens during the day. The facility is now part of a broader Kitten Program that also includes nurseries at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido and Oceanside campuses. Programs like this are few and far between, and one of the key components to San Diego Humane Society’s commitment to Stay at Zero euthanasia of healthy and treatable shelter animals in San Diego County.
Your support will make a lifesaving difference for the kittens in our care, including the tiniest ones at our Jim Lester Kitten Nursery & Foster Center.