Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade Animal Services Needs Kitten Cuddlers

In what may be the most desirable occupation ever, Miami-Dade County Animal Services says it's in need of kitten cuddlers to snuggle with and feed newborn cats.

MDAS said it sees an influx of very young kittens in the spring, and the animals require round-the-clock care in order to survive and possibly be adopted.

"Abandoned newborn kittens are an unfortunate right of spring and we need the help of the community," said MDAS director Alex Muñoz. "Engaging and empowering the community to play an active role is a key component of our lifesaving efforts."

Kitten cuddlers will receive training on bottle feeding the kittens, and will get kitten care kits that include everything necessary to take care of the newborns. That includes heating pads, feeding bottles and milk replacement.

MDAS will also coordinate veterinary visits and routine care until the kittens are old enough to be adopted.

Training sessions will take place the second and fourth Sundays of every month starting in April.

To become a kitten cuddler foster parent, email and write "Kitten Cuddler" in the subject line.

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