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Kitten College Foster Training

October 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is one of the only municipal shelters in the nation that takes in kittens from other jurisdictions. In fact, AWLA takes in just a very few kittens from Arlington County, thanks to our highly successful trap-neuter-return program that has greatly reduced the population of feral cats. Instead, the Kitten College answers the needs of shelters and groups in DC, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. We take in orphaned and sick kittens that require bottle-feeding and specialized care; some remain in the College for intensive care, while others go to our expansive network of foster caregivers.

During the session we will cover fostering basics, policies and procedures, and teach potential fosters how to bottle feed, about common neonatal kitten health issues, and more!

The Kitten College opened in late July 2017 and by year’s end had taken in 356 kittens ages newborn to eight weeks; during the entire previous year (2016) AWLA took in 92 kittens of the same age. In just five months the College tripled the number of kittens saved while also increasing their survival rate!  So far in 2018 we are on track to reach our goal of saving 1,000 kittens! We hope you’ll join us and help us save even more lives this year!


October 9, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm