Newly-Opened Cat Maternity Ward Is In Need Of Kitten Nurses

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on April 7, 2017

Just in time for “Kitten Season,” a new feline maternity ward opened in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control Shelter is running the new nursery, thanks to an $11,000 grant from the ASPCA. It opened in the beginning of April, and they’re looking for volunteer nurses to care for, cuddle, and feed the babies.

“All types of volunteers (over age 18) are welcome and the shelter plans to train them in the fine art of bottle feeding weeks-old kittens,” explains a story by Charlotte Observer

Foster care coordinator Annalise Black talks about the perks of volunteering in the story.

“Volunteers will find some very tender moments with the animals, who are just so tiny,” said Black. “You don’t have to take them home, but you’re still helping them, literally saving their lives.”

Take a sneak peek at the new kitten nursery:


According to Charlotte Agenda, 20 litters can be housed at the facility at one time.

Want to be a kitten nurse? Submit an application at


(h/t: Charlotte Observer / Charlotte Agenda,)