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Posted on: June 21, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Shelter to Host Bottle Baby Kitten Training Workshop for Interested Fosters

Kitten Bottle Feeding Workshop

For Immediate Release

June 21, 2016

Contact: Justine Lentz
Animal Services Superintendant

Shelter to Host Bottle Baby Kitten Training Workshop for Interested Fosters

Fayetteville Animal Services is hosting a training workshop for people interested in learning to care for orphaned or abandoned kittens that require bottle feeding. As the warmer temperatures arrive, the shelter will begin receiving boxes, crates, and old towels full of orphan newborn baby kittens. These kittens will require bottle feeding anywhere from every two to four hours, depending on how old they are. “We buy supplies and prepare our training materials, but we can only save them if we have volunteers willing to feed and take care of them,” said Shannon Rankin, animal services technician and resident bottle kitten expert.

Fayetteville Animal Services invites interested, new, and existing foster parents to the workshop at the shelter on Thursday, June 30 at 4:30 p.m. “We have one bottle baby right now, so we will have an actual hands-on demonstration,” Rankin said. Training, advice, materials, and support are provided to any interested volunteers. “We are trying to get as prepared as possible so we can save as many lives as we can,” said shelter superintendent, Justine Lentz. “We’ve been doing this for a few years now, but we want to reach out to the community at large and engage citizens that might be perfect bottle baby fosters but just don’t know about the program,” Lentz continued.

Anyone interested in learning more can call the shelter at 479-444-3456 and staff will be happy to answer questions. You do not need to register in advance for the workshop. The Lib Horn Animal Shelter is located at 1640 S. Armstrong Avenue in Fayetteville. More information about the Fayetteville Animal Services can be found here.


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