Kitten Fostering

Orphaned kittens are the most at-risk animals in a shelter. Their intensive care needs and underdeveloped immune systems make caring for them in a shelter setting nearly impossible. We rely on our foster parents to help us save these valuable lives, which is critically important during kitten season, usually April through October. Thank you for dedicating your time, home and heart to help save our most vulnerable population. In addition to our Cat/Kitten Foster Handbook, we’ve compiled some of the leading kitten care resources to aid in the success of caring for your foster kittens.

Kitten Care Training Webinars

Kitten Lady and Royal Canin have proudly partnered to bring you the Kitten Care Webinar Series! This free training resource enables active and prospective foster parents to learn the fundamentals of kitten care and develop lifesaving skillsets.

Webinar 1: Caring for Itty Bitty Bottle Babies

Participants will learn:

  • How to set up space in your home for foster kittens
  • How to identify the age, sex, and weight of a young kitten
  • How to bottle feed, syringe feed, and provide nourishment for hard-to-feed kittens
  • How to provide bathroom assistance, grooming, and comfort to neonates

Webinar 2: Beyond the Bottle - Caring for Grown Kittens

Participants will learn:

  • How to safely and properly wean kittens onto solid foods, including tips for difficult-to-wean kittens
  • How to litter train kittens
  • Tips for developing healthy behaviors in kittens and creating an enriching environment
  • Step-by-step instructions for finding your foster kitten a forever home

Webinar 3: Keeping Kittens Healthy

Participants will learn:

  • How to provide basic preventative care like dewormers and probiotics
  •  How to handle respiratory and eye infections, fleas, ringworm, common viruses, and more
  • How to properly sanitize and quarantine kittens for maximum health benefit
  • How to deal with GI issues such as diarrhea, constipation, and parasites

Webinar 4: Feral felines and Kittens Found Outdoors

Participants will learn:

  • How to assess and respond to a variety of outdoor kitten scenarios including finding orphans, feral kittens and families
  • How to reunite kittens with their mothers
  • How to safely handle feral kittens
  • How to socialize hissy kittens and help them become adoptable companions