The San Diego Humane Society started to welcome more than 2,000 orphaned kittens to their shelter Saturday as the so-called "kitten season" begins for the shelter.
The organization hosted a “kitten shower” to welcome the start of the season and encourage people to donate kitten food and care supplies. A complete registry can be found at www.sdhumane.org/KittenShower.
"Our Kitten Nursery program and its dedicated volunteers provide specialized, around-the-clock care to these tiny kittens during the most critical stage of their lives," Jacqueline Noble, Kitten Nursery Supervisor, said in a statement. "We are the only animal shelter in Southern California that can give them the 24-hour support they need to reach full development, so making sure we have all the supplies we need is crucial."
Volunteers helped foster more than 1,400 kitten last year and organizers expect this year to be just as busy, if not busier, for the organization.
For more information on this event and current animals available for adoption, click here.