One of the best things about my job with AWLA’s Kitten College is the opportunity to teach other shelters about saving the tiniest of lives – neonatal kittens!
Last year, we helped six regional shelters establish Kitten College programs based on AWLA’s model. One of these shelters is the Middleburg Humane Foundation (MHF). I was visiting MHF recently when a local realtor brought in four tiny, cold kittens. She had found them in a vacant home and feared they might not make it.
Once his temperature stabilized, we tube fed him and let him rest. Since he needed round-the-clock intensive care, I brought him home with me. He thankfully made it through that first night, but soon I noticed that he couldn’t control the left half of his body and was only able to move his head. His organs were shutting down, and I knew I would need reinforcements to help little Virgil keep fighting. Thankfully, I knew just where to turn.
Your support today, and every day, allows us to collaborate with other shelters and care for all the animals that come through our doors — no matter how big or small. Thank you for making that possible.
Marnie Russ, Kitten College Administrator