Saving lives starts with you. Animal Services urgently needs pet foster parents to care for the large influx of pets at the shelter. Train now to become a pet foster parent to ensure that dogs, cats and orphaned kittens in Miami-Dade County remain healthy and have a happy home environment while they wait to find their forever families.
Animal Services is recruiting Kitten Cuddlers volunteers to help care for and feed orphaned newborn kittens (0-2 months old) who need round-the-clock care to stay alive.
Training and the supplies needed to care for the shelter pets and neonate kittens will be provided.
Due to the high risk of infectious diseases, the shelter environment is not suitable for vulnerable newborn kittens. Once kittens can eat on their own they can be placed on the adoption floor at Animal Services' Pet Adoption and Protection Center or at other off-site adoption locations to find a forever home. Animal Services will provide all veterinary care for these kittens, as well as sterilization before they are adopted. We hope to find homes for all of our Miami-Dade County orphaned kittens.
Our success in saving these vulnerable lives depends on foster parents. Participants and their families can also earn volunteer hours. Students can receive community service hours.
Orientation will be held throughout the County.
Join our lifesaving mission and help our Pets Thrive in 305. Register today to attend one of the virtual or in-person foster fair orientation events. Space is limited.Register to attend a foster fair orientation