The Neonatal Kitten Nursery, affectionately known as APA!’s Bottle Baby Program, saves some of our tiniest, most vulnerable babies -- unweaned kittens. Our facility is typically closed to the public to keep the environment sterile. However once a year we open the doors for our annual Kitten Shower, which offers kittie enthusiasts an opportunity to take an inside look at the program as well as a way to support the important, life-saving work that is done there. And of course, we’ll offer the opportunity to cuddle some kittens!
Our nursery has already seen 1000+ kittens come into our care since January. The peak of kitten season, however, has just begun and will continue through about October. Support is greatly needed for these tiny furballs and the Kitten Shower is a wonderful way to provide it.
This year, the Kitten Shower takes place from 12 pm to 5 pm, Saturday, May 13th at our Tarrytown facility located at 3102 Windsor Rd., Suite D. There are three ways to support this fundraiser: gift a monetary donation, bring an item from the kitten wish list and participate in the silent auction.
Attendees are asked for a $20 entrance fee at the door, which provides items such as a can of kitten formula. The $20 fee covers a full family interested in attending. Another way to gain access to the event is to bring an item from the kitten wish list below:
KMR milk replacement, available at Petco
At least 3.5 lb bag of Royal Canin “Mother and Babycat” dry cat food
12-roll or larger case of paper towels
2 or more 100 oz. unscented laundry detergent
1 box of 800 count or larger fragrance-free baby wipes
6-pack or more of receiving blankets, which can be found at places like Target or Walmart in the baby section
In addition, there will be a silent auction that will include exciting items such as a gift certificate from Austin-favorite, Lick , a Pet Caricature Portrait by Art by HJoy, a ticket to AIA Home Tour 2023 and more. For those supporters who are unable to attend but still want to help the kittens in our nursery, please visit our Neonatal Kitten Nursery wishlist! You can have the items shipped directly to the nursery at 3102 Windsor Rd, Ste. D Austin, TX 78704.
Join us to meet some of the heroes -- staff, volunteers and fosters, who give their hearts to ensure that the kittens that come into our care have a chance at life!