AUSTIN, Texas — For one day this year, Austin Pets Alive! is inviting the public to visit its life-saving neonatal kitten nursery.
APA! is throwing a "Kitten Shower" to celebrate 10 years of helping vulnerable kittens, "the tiniest of cat lives." The public is invited to see how dedicated staff and volunteers work around the clock to keep these vulnerable babies alive.
The event will be held Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at 3102 Windsor Road, Suite D.
There can be up to 100 litters of kittens at a time that need around-the-clock care at this world-recognized facility, which is now emulated by other shelters through training grants. Most of these kittens cannot eat, defecate or urinate on their own, which is what these volunteers help them do.
So, why is it called a Kitten Shower? Guests are encouraged to bring a "shower gift" – things like baby wipes, laundry detergent and bleach. In return, guests will be invited to tour the neonatal unit and meet young kittens like Walter, Bernie and Gaynor.
Other suggested gifts include containers of KMR milk replacement, Royal Canin Mother and Babycat dry cat food, cases of paper towels, or cash donations.
Can't make it to the shower? APA! has an Amazon wishlist as well.