If you work during the day, timing kitten feedings every four hours can become challenging. Not all offices are amenable to making your cubicle a kitty play land. Other potential volunteers may have the daytime hours free but not have the space at home to be full-time foster parents.
The introduction of a Kitten Nursery at the Richmond SPCA starting April 30 will provide daytime care for infant kittens, allowing foster charges to be dropped off at our Robins-Starr Humane Center where they will be cared for by trained volunteers between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. each week day. In the evenings, the kittens will return home with their foster parents who are responsible for overnight care. The Kitten Nursery will be available to any Richmond SPCA foster parent whose kittens are not old enough to be left alone for 8 hours.
Volunteers have already begun signing up for Kitten Nursery shifts, and more information is available by emailing email@example.com. If you’d like to be trained to work in the Nursery, please plan to attend the Meet the Fosters training session on Wednesday, April 25 from 6-8 p.m. Please sign up on our website.
Tabitha Frizzell Hanes is the director of communications at the Richmond SPCA. To read the biographies of our regular bloggers, please click here. Before posting a comment, please review our comment guidelines. Please note that our comment policy requires a first and last name to be used as your screen name.
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