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Become a Kitten Cuddler

Tiny, orphaned newborn kittens need round-the-clock care to stay alive. We are recruiting foster parents to help care for and feed the very young kittens abandoned at the Pet Adoption and Protection Center.

  • Kitten Cuddler Program

    Animal Services' new Kitten Cuddlers program provides training on bottle feeding and the general care of newborn kittens. Kitten Cuddlers also receive newborn kitten care kits that include heating pads, feeding bottles and kitten milk replacer. The kittens will be scheduled for veterinary visits to receive booster vaccines and general wellness care until they reach adoption age.

    ''Abandoned newborn kittens are an unfortunate rite of spring and we need the help of the community,'' said Alex Muñoz, Director of Miami-Dade Animal Services. ''Engaging and empowering the community to play an active role is a key component of our lifesaving efforts.''

    When kittens are adoption ready, they'll find new homes through one of Animal Services many lifesaving programs and events, like HOPE Express adoption events, the Petco Adoption Center in partnership with Miami-Dade Animal Services in South Miami, adoptions at designated Petsmart locations or they may even head north to adoption guaranteed centers through the transport program.

  • Training Sessions

    To become a Kitten Cuddler Foster Parent, attend a training which is held every Sunday at 12 pm. Kitten Cuddlers will receive kitten care supplies and the joy that comes from saving a precious little animal's life.


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Locations and Hours

  • Pet Adoption and Protection Center

    3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, FL 33122
    10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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    10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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