Press Release: KL Playdate
For immediate release:
April 6, 2016
Patricia Jones, Patricia@pawspr.com
KITTENS BEING ADORABLE—AND HOW “KITTEN LADY” IS CHANGING KITTENS’ LIVES
Photos Document the First Meeting of Two Adorable Five Week Old Orphaned Kittens
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two orphaned kittens, Bruno and Boop, hit the cat lottery when
they found their way to Hannah Shaw. Better known under the moniker “Kitten Lady,”
Shaw is an orphaned kitten expert—and spends her days hand-raising the cutest, but
most vulnerable, tiny kittens.
She documents the kittens’ lives and their care via photography and video (Instagram
and YouTube) as part of a nonprofit project that shares her nickname: “Kitten Lady.”
Through the project Shaw educates others how they can help foster orphaned kittens
themselves—thus saving teeny, tiny lives.
On Saturday, Bruno and Boop met for the first time and their playdate was documented
moment by moment by famed Philadelphia-based animal photographer Andrew
Marttila (Instagram user: iamthegreatwent.)
Neither Bruno, who was seized by animal control from a cruelty case in Washington D.C.
at just five days old, nor Boop, who was found in the trash at one week of age by a Good
Samaritan, had surviving litter mates. After a two week quarantine from each other, to
ensure they were free of any contagions, the two finally met.
Adorableness ensued. Photo series available at www.KittenLady.org/Playdate.
Neonatal (under 8 weeks of age) orphaned kittens are one of the most underserved
populations by the U.S. shelter system. Due to lack of training and time demands of staff
and/or volunteers, most shelters kill unweaned orphaned kittens upon entering an
animal shelter. It is Shaw’s personal mission, and the mission of the Kitten Lady project,
to change those statistics.
To learn more about Kitten Lady and learn how you can become an orphaned kitten
foster, go to www.KittenLady.org.
You can also follow Bruno and Boop’s story via Kitten Lady’s social media profiles:
Press Release: KL Playdate
About Kitten Lady
Kitten Lady is a project of Photographers for Animals, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization,
developed by Hannah Shaw. Kitten Lady’s goal is to change the world for neonatal
kittens. Despite popular perception, kittens are an extremely at-risk population, facing
tremendous suffering in animal shelters and on the streets. Kitten Lady seeks to
advance protections for these vulnerable felines by providing advocacy tools,
educational media, and workshops and consultation to individuals and
organizations. Additionally, Kitten Lady provides rescue to neonatal kittens in the
Washington, D.C. area, and showcases their stories through social media. Its website is
About Photographers for Animals
Photographers for Animals is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Recognizing the impact
and influence imagery can have on an audience to take action, Photographers for
Animals was founded to promote animal issues and to help organizations utilize
opportunities for photography and film. The mission of the organization is to inspire
positive change on behalf of animals; to support those helping animals; and to
document animals and the efforts being made on their behalf. Its website is