Best Friends Animal Society’s kitten nursery up and purring

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 news) – Best Friends Animal Society has now opened a kitten nursery to help felines find a new home. 

Newborn kittens are among the most at-risk animals entering local shelters today- and that is why Best Friends Animal Society has a goal to save 1,300 of these fuzzy felines this year in their newly reopened kitten nursery. 

The facility began taking this year’s kittens from the shelter in Mid-March. The nursery cares for orphaned kittens and mother cats with nursing kittens until they reach two months of age and weight at least two pounds. 

“We have staff and volunteers 24 hours a day that come in and bottle feed them, clean them, weight them,” said Temma Martin, public relations specialist for Best Friends Animal Society. “They weigh them before and after the feedings to see how much they are actually taking in and making sure that they are growing.”

The facility operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can find more information on their website.


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