A kitten nursery opened today in Long Beach just in time for the dozens and dozens of kittens that are expected to be born homeless this spring.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles celebrated the opening with a ceremony at the Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center in Long Beach.
The nursery, called Kittenry Wall-Walkers, features a special kitten room that allows for easy viewing to promote adoption. The room also includes newborn beds and nap areas, according to SPCA-LA.
"We are so excited to have created a special, open-air area just for our kittens," said Madeline Bernstein, president SPCA-LA. "We are especially grateful to Wall-Walkers for their generosity, because there is no national SPCA or humane society that provides support."
The eco-friendly items in the kitten room were donated by Wall-Walkers to make the environment fun for the cats.
Bernstein said the kittens have to be kept separate from adult cats, and the room was designed to give them space to play.
"People come and look at the cats and now the kittens and they can imagine them playing in their own homes," Bernstein said.
A portion of the proceeds of adoptions and sales from Wall-Walkers.com will be donated to SPCALA.
To adopt or view adoptable pets, please visit www.spcaLA.com.
--City News Service