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Spring Is Here, and so Are the Kittens!

By Susan Rosenberg, Director of International Animal Programs

Spring is here, and San Diego Humane Society’s Kitten nursery is open for business! The 24-hour nursery has cared for over 10,000-orphaned kittens since its opening 10 years ago. This year will be no different. They expect that more than 1,000 kittens will come through, receiving 24 hour a day care up to their adoption.

Sprinkles arrived at San Diego Humane Society’s Kitten Nursery severely injured. Staff believed that her umbilical cord had wrapped around her rear leg and cut off circulation to her foot, requiring her to wear a cast for several weeks. Orphaned, newborn kittens have such a struggle to stay alive, and with Sprinkles’ injury, staff wasn’t sure if she would pull through. Unfortunately, she did lose her foot, but her leg responded positively to medical treatment and didn’t require amputation. She took her miraculous rehabilitative journey with her best friend Leprechaun, who was placed with Sprinkles to help her heal faster. Leprechaun groomed her, cuddled with her and filled her days with love and friendship. Sprinkles and Leprechaun were adopted together and are thriving with their family.Gabby is one of 1,278 underage kittens who received care at San Diego Humane Society’s Kitten Nursery in 2017. She grew big and strong thanks to the nurturing care she received at the nursery and has since been happily adopted. The intensive care the nursery provides for underage and orphaned kittens is not available anywhere else in San Diego County.

Larkin, another one of the many kittens cared for at the nursery.




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