Editors note: A previous version implied that all 2,900 kittens will be at the event on Saturday. The event is actually to prepare for Best Friends Animal Society welcoming the 2,900 kittens throughout the year. The shelter does not currently have any kittens.
Can you think of anything more spectacular than a kitten shower? We were sold on it before we even knew what it was. Turns out it's just as amazing as it sounds: This Saturday, February 20, Best Friends Animal Society is preparing to welcome 2,900 kittens to their nursery in Mission Hills over the course of the year, and you're invited to help them out. At the event, you can take a tour of the nursery, enjoy cake and punch, play kitten shower games with hundreds of tiny furballs, learn how to volunteer in the nursery or even become a foster parent to a litter of kittens.
Real talk: Of the 6,097 cats and dogs euthanized at Los Angeles Animal Services in 2015, more than 4,300 were abandoned kittens under 2 months old who had no way to survive on their own. In 2013, Best Friends Animal Society opened a neonatal kitten nursery equipped with a staff and roster of volunteers dedicated to round-the-clock feeding and care shifts to keep the animals alive. To date, more than 3,700 kittens and 175 nursing mother cats have been cared for in the nursery.
To get involved, check out the Best Friends Animal Society website or go see the nursery for yourself this weekend. The kitten shower will be held at the Best Friends Animal Society Mission Hills location (15321 Brand Boulevard) from 1 to 3pm, and is open to all ages.
Can't make it, but still want to help? Take a look at the nursery wish list and contribute with a donation.
Also, take a look at these kittens!