TRAINING RESOURCE: ORPHAN KITTENS BOOKLET
Kitten Lady offers written training materials to shelters, rescue groups, veterinarians, and individuals with the goal of increasing public education about kitten care.
The Orphan Kittens booklet is a 12-page resource about kitten foster care—from initial assessment all the way through to adoption. Covering issues such as determining age, feeding, stimulation, veterinary needs, and even compassion fatigue and self-care, this is a great tool to help foster parents feel prepared to care for a kitten.
More than 500 organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad have used the Orphan Kittens booklet as a training tool for foster parents since 2016.
Now available in English and Spanish!
DOWNLOAD a FREE PDF
Anyone is welcome to download and print as many copies of the booklet as they'd like!
PURCHASE COPIES FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
Individual rescuers, advocates, and kitten lovers can purchase beautiful, glossy, full color printed booklets in packs of 25, which can be shared with your local vet clinics, rescues, and community. Purchase printed copies at cost by clicking here.
REQUEST FREE COPIES FOR YOUR SHELTER
Thanks to generous sponsorship from PetAg Pet Products, animal shelters and rescues can request free printed copies for use in their facilities! If you're a representative of a U.S. animal shelter or foster-based rescue group working with kittens, please fill out the request form HERE to receive free booklets for use in your programming.
This is a beautiful 12 page glossy booklet coming in packs of 25, and is to be used for the following:
1) Foster Programs: This booklet is to be shared as a resource for new and existing foster parents who care for kittens. If possible, use this in tandem with hands-on training from your shelter staff or an outside trainer (learn about Kitten Lady's trainings here.)
2) Intervention Programs: This is also a fantastic resource for people attempting to surrender kittens at the shelter. Simply encouraging these people to foster (and providing educational materials) can eliminate the need for impoundment. Intervention programs can dramatically decrease intake--so keep these booklets on hand, and provide them to community members who find orphan kittens.
3) Staff Trainings: This booklet should be shared with all animal care and customer service staff to ensure that all employees have a basic understanding of the care of orphan kittens.
Please note that our sponsorship allows shelters to receive up to 100 free booklets each, after which we ask that they purchase them at cost at this link. Thank you so much!
Want more written educational materials? Check out the book Tiny But Mighty: Kitten Lady’s Guide to Saving the Most Vulnerable Felines.