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Wisconsin Humane Society looking for foster parents for 'bottle baby' kitten program

WHS launched a "bottle baby" foster program
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Posted at 3:05 PM, May 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 16:16:43-04

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) has launched a “bottle baby” foster program for orphaned, neonatal kittens and is looking for volunteers to provide in-home care.

Bottle babies are neonatal kittens that are too young too eat solid food. They are generally one day to four weeks old.

These young kittens may need feeding every two to three hours.

According to the Wisconsin Humane Society, bottle baby fostering may be best for people who work from home, have flexible schedules, or are retired.

“Without foster parents, these guys can't survive," said Angela Speed, vice president of communications at WHS.

"Our shelters can't be staffed for 24 hours, and neonatal kittens are especially susceptible to picking up infectious diseases in-shelter because their immune systems are so weak.”

People interested in fostering can read through requirements online, or come to the information session on May 24, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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