Video Length: 16 Minutes
Austin Pets Alive! (APA) has saved over 7,500 neonatal kittens since 2009. In this is a two-part presentation, you'll learn how to start and build a bottle baby nursery, plus how to create a foster network for neonates.
During the first hour, Casandra Mensing shared her experience running APA!'s Nursery, from its meager beginnings to the groundbreaking phenomenon that it is today.
In this second hour, Gloria Hudson focuses on finding, training, and retaining specialized foster families for kittens, whether you have a nursery or not. This presentation gives you the tools to start saving kittens in your community today. Don't miss finding out how APA! proved the experts wrong and surpassed a 90% survival rate!
This presentation was recorded at the 2018 American Pets Alive! Conference.
Gloria Hudson started volunteering with the neonatal program back in 2011. She was a volunteer feeder for a couple of months and also managed the transport pleas for the bottle baby kittens. Last season she became the assistant neonatal foster manager. Now she is the neonatal foster manager.