Neonate Nursery Volunteers

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Best Friends Animal Society

Staff member with kitty

In 2019, nearly 3,000 young kittens will come through the Best Friends Lifesaving Kitten Nursery in Mission Hills. Our dedicated team of nursery staff and volunteers provide around the clock care for orphaned kittens and nursing mom cats until they reach adoption age, usually around two months or when kittens weigh two pounds.

The Best Friends Lifesaving Kitten Nursery in Los Angeles has cared for more than 15,000 neonatal kittens and nursing mom cats since opening its doors in February 2013. Cats and kittens are a key part of our no-kill Los Angeles initiative, and their save rate has increased significantly from 36.3% in 2011 to 85.92% in 2018.

But there is still much work ahead of us. Of the 3,961 animals killed in L.A. City Shelters in 2018, 1,119 were underage kittens. It is only with your help that we will reach the 90% no-kill benchmark for cats & kittens in Los Angeles.

In order to sign up, click this link to get to our form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=lsJ_8Hpq8k2OaDbCdJiGncmndkB4mUhNmDQSoQiagEdUNkNCOEJRMVJSU0xYWDhHMTAyTzFMRFFMQS4u

This form is compiled of 3 training videos along with accompanying quiz questions and is the first step to becoming a kitten nursery volunteer with us.

Video #1: Kitten Nursery Orientation
Video #2: Nursery Cleaning
Video #3: Feeding Bottle Babies & Weaning Kittens

Please ensure you have at least 30-45 minutes to watch the full videos and complete the quiz questions. Volunteers must receive at least an 80% overall in order to move onto the next step, which is scheduling their first in person shadow session in the nursery.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

15321 S Brand BlvdSan Fernando, CA 91345

(34.27089,-118.46568)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 hours every month for 6 consecutive months
  • Video #1: Kitten Nursery Orientation Video #2: Nursery Cleaning Video #3: Feeding Bottle Babies & Weaning Kittens Neonate Nursery Protocol Quiz

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