Best Friends Animal Society's 24-hour newborn kitten nursery in Mission Hills is where kittens as young as a week old are fed, weighed and loved by volunteers and staff alike. This year the nursery expects to see around 3,000 kittens and hopes to find good homes for every single one of them. In 2015, 4,300 kittens were euthanized in L.A. for lack of a loving home. Best Friends only accepts kittens, cats, puppies and dogs from L.A. animal shelters and their goal is to some day have no more euthanized pets in L.A.. To that end they also offer a low cost spray/neuter clinic to help curb the population of unwanted pets.
This weekend's Kitten Shower was a sort of open house that gave visitors the opportunity to tour the nursery, play games and learn more about volunteering, adopting one cat or fostering an entire litter. Here are just a few of the cute, loving, warm, happy friends waiting for their forever homes and the loving men and women who care for them until that forever home comes to be.