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Too Young & Tiny, Mary Kate Saved By Kitten Nursery
Mary Kate arrived at AHS when she was just a few weeks old, weighing less than a pound and too young for adoption. She was placed in AHS’ Kitten Nursery, fed nutritious meals, and day by day, ounce by ounce, she grew. Before long, she was sent on her way to a new loving home. Our Kitten Nursery houses dozens of energetic kittens like Mary Kate who aren’t quite ready for adoption. Our loving staff and volunteers care for and socialize these tiny felines during their first critical months of life to ensure they get off to a healthy start. Sometimes these kittens and other shelter cats come down with upper respiratory infections that can be highly contagious. Thankfully, we have a new cat isolation area at our Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion, where we can nurse these ill cats back to health. We anticipate this pair of initiatives will save more than 1,000 cats and kittens each year. You too can help save the life of Mary Kate and thousands of her friends during AHS’ Summer to Save Lives! Start by giving a gift of support here to help keep life-saving services like the Kitten Nursery going strong. Want to get even more involved? Sign up for your very own Summer to Save Lives fundraising web page and rally your friends, family and co-workers to help end pet homelessness. It's true...people like you are the reason we're able to make miracles happen for so many dogs, cats and critters! Help us save thousands of more lives this summer.