Guide/How-to| Animal Shelter

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Every year shelters are inundated with millions of neonatal (less than four-week-old) kittens who need help but don’t always get the care they need. This is particularly true during kitten season, from early spring through late summer, when the most litters are born and people are more likely to find kittens and bring them to shelters. Animal shelters and communities can come together to save these kittens’ lives through the innovative Wait Until 8 program. Hillsborough County’s Pet Resource Center in Florida launched its Wait Until 8 program with support from Alley Cat Allies, but any community can implement this program. It empowers members of the public to provide hands-on care for kittens, saving young kittens’ lives through shelter and community collaboration.