San Diego Humane Society Hosts Kitten Shower to Prepare for 2,000 Expected Kittens

Event Encourages Donations of Kitten Food and Care Supplies for Busy Baby Season

SAN DIEGO – March 16, 2015  |  San Diego Humane Society is expecting. . . kittens, that is. And lots of them!

In anticipation of the springtime start of kitten season, and the arrival of more than 2,100 orphaned kittens, San Diego Humane Society is hosting a kitten shower. This event is free to the public, but attendees are encouraged to bring much-needed donations of kitten food and care supplies for San Diego Humane Society’s Kitten Nursery program.

Now through November, the Kitten Nursery will rely heavily on hundreds of foster volunteers to help care for such a high volume of kittens. Last year, 278 volunteers fostered 1,436 kittens, allowing San Diego Humane Society to take in even more abandoned kittens in immediate need of care. This year is expected to be just as busy, if not busier.

“Our Kitten Nursery program and its dedicated volunteers provide specialized, around-the-clock care to these tiny kittens during the most critical stage of their lives,” says Jacqueline Noble, Kitten Nursery Supervisor. “We are the only animal shelter in Southern California that can give them the 24-hour support they need to reach full development, so making sure we have all the supplies we need is crucial.”

WHAT: San Diego Humane Society Kitten Shower

WHEN: Saturday, March 21, from 11 a.m. 3 p.m.

WHERE: San Diego Humane Society’s San Diego Campus, 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego, CA 92110

The Kitten Nursery Program provides foster volunteers with all the supplies needed to care for orphaned kittens. It is estimated that approximately 2,400 pounds of milk replacement formula, 600 bottles and more than 18,000 litter boxes will be needed this season alone.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Kelli Schry: 619.250.6801 or [email protected].

About San Diego Humane Society

Serving San Diego County since 1880, San Diego Humane Society’s scope of social responsibility goes beyond adopting animals. San Diego Humane Society offers San Diegans a wide range of programs and services that strengthen the human-animal bond, prevent cruelty/neglect, provide medical care, educate the community on the humane treatment of animals and provide safety net services for all pet families needing assistance with keeping their pets.

As one of San Diego’s oldest nonprofit organizations, San Diego Humane Society has campuses located in Escondido, Oceanside, and San Diego as well as adoption centers inside Petco stores throughout San Diego County. San Diego Humane Society is supported solely through contributions, grants, bequests, investments, proceeds from the Muttique retail store and small fees for services.