Our Littlest Friends Need Big Help

AHS’ Bottle Baby Kitten ICU helps care for our tiniest feline friends during kitten season when our shelters are overflowing with adorable kittens.

These little kittens are newborns who require 24-hour care by our compassionate staff and volunteers. Your time with our kittens is so incredibly important. You help us provide them with daily care and socialization to keep them happy and healthy while they grow big and strong.

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BOTTLE BABY CAREGIVER: SEASONAL

Learn the ins and outs of the Bottle Baby Kitten Intensive Care Unit (BBKICU) operations while providing essential animal care for our smallest friends in need (bottle baby kittens ages 0-4 weeks). This is a highly demanding and extremely rewarding opportunity that requires a commitment to weekly scheduled shifts so that we can provide the care needed for these babies to survive.

Some of the ways you’ll help:

  • Provide kitten residents with clean dishes and warm cozy beds
  • Help to maintain day-to-day ICU operations
  • Support as a feeder when needed following the successful completion of a Feeder Workshop

In addition to Bottle Baby Caregiver shifts, volunteers in this level will be qualified to support AHS with offsite events.

BOTTLE BABY FEEDER: SEASONAL

Provide life-saving care for our orphaned kittens by feeding our fur-babies, some as young as one day old. This is a highly demanding and extremely rewarding opportunity that requires a commitment to weekly scheduled shifts so that we can provide the care needed for these babies to survive. To become a Feeder, you must complete two Caregiver shifts and attend a Bottle Baby feeder workshop.

Some of the ways you’ll help:

  • Bottle feed and provide gruel for kittens who have transitioned from the bottle
  • Stimulate kittens to urinate and defecate
  • Record kitten weights, feeds, elimination, and health signs
  • Support with caregiving duties as need to support the team and keep nursery operations running smoothly

In addition to Bottle Baby Feeder shifts, volunteers in this level will be qualified to support AHS with offsite events.

Bottle Baby Kitten ICU Volunteer Location

Sunnyslope Campus
9226 N. 13th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
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