National Kitten Coalition visits Hagerstown

Washington County residents learn how to care for baby kittens

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The National Kitten Coalition stopped at the Humane Society of Washington County today to conduct a workshop on the proper care of kittens 
 
Coalition officials educated attendees on how to increase the survival rates of rescued kittens. The workshop, which was open to the public, focused on how to properly care for and bottle-feed baby kittens.
 
The coalition was started in 2008, because kittens were being euthanized for lack of resources, time, money and people to take care of them. The coalition hopes that each workshop held will help prevent more baby kittens from becoming stray or shelter cats. 
 
"We were inundated by the request to take more from shelters and rescues, and we couldn't take them all. That was heartbreaking, of course, and since we couldn't take them all, we started teaching other people how to take care of [them by] bottle[-feeding]," said Rosemarie Crawford, Co-Founder, National Kitten Coalition. 

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