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ASPCA Kitten Nursery helps 10,000 of New York’s most vulnerable animals with support from foster families


The 10,000th kitten, named Zanzibar, a 10-week-old tabby kitten with orange fur, arrived at the ACC ASPCA Kitten Nursery at four weeks old and needed specialized medical support for an upper respiratory infection. After being assessed by an ASPCA veterinarian, she was placed with an experienced foster family who provided bottles, medication and socialization to help Zanzibar regain strength and prepare for life in an adoptive home. Zanzibar is now healthy and strong thanks to the support of her foster family and will soon be available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center in manhattan.

“Reaching this milestone of 10,000 kittens demonstrates just how much we can achieve when animal welfare organisations, foster families and veterinary professionals work together to address a life-threatening animal welfare challenge with the utmost compassion. and determination,” said Matt BershadkerPresident and CEO of the ASPCA. “We are proud to provide New York animal care centers with essential assistance and encourage the public to continue to adopt and foster animals to help their local shelters manage the ongoing seasonal surge of vulnerable kittens. “

The majority of kittens helped by the ASPCA Kitten Nursery are transferred from ACC, the only open admission shelter in New York City, to help ease the pressure on the city’s accommodation operations. Kittens are also cared for by individual rescuers in the five boroughs.

“The ASPCA’s Kitten Nursery is a vital part of the ACC’s mission to end animal homelessness in New York City. The ASPCA has taken thousands of kittens to ACC over the years and provided the care and compassion necessary to ensure their survival,” said ACC President and CEO Risa Weinstock. “The partnership between the ASPCA and the ACC has been essential in our quest to make New York City the most animal-friendly city in the country.”

Vulnerable kittens under eight weeks old often require round-the-clock attention as they grow, a resource that many shelters don’t have, so foster programs that support frequent bottle-feeding for the youngest of these kittens and medical examinations are crucial. to help them grow and find loving homes. Thousands of shelter animals across the country such as vulnerable kittens, including those who may have been unintentionally orphaned by well-meaning members of the public – require specialized care and, in some cases, ongoing support after adoption, due to medical or behavioral needs.

In addition to the ASPCA Kitten Nursery, the ASPCA has cared for nearly 9,000 kittens through its Los Angeles Kitten Foster Programlaunched in 2016, which supports animal care centers in Los Angeles County.

New Yorkers and animal lovers across the country are encouraged to make a difference this season by fostering vulnerable kittens. At this time, the ASPCA Kitten Nursery has a special need for foster caregivers who can provide frequent feedings and support to kittens who may need regular baths or medication treatment. To learn more about how to foster kittens in New York City and to complete an online application, please visit ASPCA.org/FosterNYC.

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) was the first animal welfare organization to be established in North America and is today the nation’s leading voice for vulnerable animals and victims. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and animals. farms across the United States. The ASPCA helps animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty response, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and community advancement. shelters and veterinarians through research, training and resources. For more information, visit www.ASPCA.organd follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitterand instagram.