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Feature May 2014 Issue

Kitten Nurseries Save Lives

Newborns and very young kittens are often in a high-risk group at shelters if they require extra care. Kitten nurseries can fulfill a life-saving need.

When Executive Director Marc Peralta strolls through the No-Kill Los Angeles adoption center and sees all the cute kittens, he remembers when they were just one or two days old, so tiny that they fit in the palm of a hand. The kittens are graduates of NKLA’s kitten nursery, the beneficiaries of a life-saving trend in progressive shelters: nurturing the most vulnerable and unadoptable animals until they are ready for homes. …

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