Caring for Orphaned Kittens

Caring for Orphaned Kittens Learning Track

Want to learn more about caring for orphaned kittens? Want to share training information with your volunteers or staff? Well, you're in the right place. Check out the following content brought to you by Maddie's InstituteSM. Many of the following presentations and have corresponding quizzes offering a printable Certificate of Attendance for completion!


Critical Care of the Sick Neonatal Kitten

Elizabeth J. Thomovsky, MS, DVM, DACVECC

March 2014

Audience(s):Veterinary Team
Neonatal kittens' lives are fragile under the best of circumstances, and that fragility increases when they are orphaned or sick. How can shelter veterinarians, and those working with kitten nursery programs or rescue groups, provide the best care for this population? Learn More

Shelters Embrace New Model

April 2013

Audience(s):Executive Leadership, Foster Caregivers, Public, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team
The Jacksonville Humane Society in Jacksonville, FL, and California's San Diego Humane Society and SPCA talk about the emerging model of operating kitten nurseries to provide round-the-clock care for kittens in a shelter environment. Learn More

Orphaned Kitten Care How to

Laurie Peek, DVM and Heidi Beyer, CVT

April 2013

Audience(s):Executive Leadership, Foster Caregivers, Public, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team
These short videos will provide essential care instructions for orphaned kittens. Whether you are a seasoned foster parent or just getting started saving these orphaned baby lives, these videos will guide you through the basics. Learn More

Caring for Orphaned Kittens

Laurie Peek, DVM

April 2013

Audience(s):Executive Leadership, Foster Caregivers, Public, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team
Based on years of personal experience, Maddie's Fund Director of Veterinary Programs Laurie Peek, DVM, provides a step-by-step guide to caring for orphaned kittens, including how to recognize, avoid and respond to the most common threats they face. Learn More

Orphaned Kittens Saving the Tiniest Lives

Ellen Jefferson, DVM and Heidi Beyer, CVT

March 2013

Audience(s):Executive Leadership, Foster Caregivers, Public, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team
In this two-part webcast, Dr. Jefferson discusses her organization's kitten nursery and foster-based care program while Heidi Beyer, CVT, gives foster caregivers a leg up with practical tips for orphaned kitten care. Learn More