For Blog the Change to Animals I am sharing information about the “Kitten Lady,” Hannah Shaw. Shaw is an orphaned kitten expert. Her days are spent hand-raising the cutest, most vulnerable and tiniest kittens.
The Kitten Lady recently was responsible for saving two orphaned kittens, Bruno and Boop. Bruno was seized by animal control from a cruelty case in Washington D.C. at just five days old. Boop was found in the trash at one week of age by a Good Samaritan. Neither kitten had any surviving litter mates.
After a two-week quarantine to ensure each kitten was free of any contagions, the two five-week-old kittens finally met. Their playdate was documented by famed Philadelphia-based animal photographer Andrew Marttila (Instagram: iamthegreatwent.) The two are now best friends.
A photo series is available at www.KittenLady.org/Playdate. You also can follow Bruno and Boop via Kitten Lady’s social media profiles: Twitter: @kittenxlady; Instagram: @kittenxlady; Facebook.com/kittenxlady and YouTube.com/kittenlady.
Shaw documents the lives off Bruno and Boop and their care via photography and video as part of a nonprofit project that shares her nickname: “Kitten Lady.” Through the project Shaw educates others on how they can help foster orphaned kittens; thus, saving teeny, tiny lives. To learn more about Kitten Lady and learn how you can become an orphaned kitten foster, go to www.KittenLady.org.
Neonatal (under 8 weeks of age), orphaned kittens are one of the most underserved populations by the U.S. shelter system. Due to lack of training and time demands of staff and/or volunteers, most shelters kill unweaned orphaned kittens upon entering the shelter. It is Shaw’s personal mission, and the mission of the Kitten Lady project, to change those statistics.
Kitten Lady additionally provides rescue and adoption services to neonatal kittens in the Washington, DC area. At this time she is accepting adoption applications in the Washington DC area for Bruno and Boop. Strong preference is given to people interested in adopting both kittens together, as they are now a bonded pair.
About Kitten Lady
Kitten Lady is a project of Photographers for Animals, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, developed by Hannah Shaw. Kitten Lady’s goal is to change the world for neonatal kittens. Despite popular perception, kittens are an extremely at-risk population, facing tremendous suffering in animal shelters and on the streets. Kitten Lady seeks to advance protections for these vulnerable felines by providing advocacy tools, educational media, and workshops and consultation to individuals and organizations.
About Photographers for Animals
Photographers for Animals is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Recognizing the impact and influence imagery can have on an audience to take action, Photographers for Animals was founded to promote animal issues and to help organizations utilize opportunities for photography and film. The mission of the organization is to inspire positive change on behalf of animals; to support those helping animals; and to document animals and the efforts being made on their behalf. Its website is www.photographersforanimals.org.
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I’d never heard of the Kitten Lady before. What a wonderful project! Thanks for blogging the change for animals.
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What a great cause to share! It’s sad that there is so much need to help these kittens.
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Thanks Kitten Lady fur all you do, and fur all that hard dedicated work fur kittens.
Those two are evfur so cute! We love their names too…esp Boop, MOL!
Such cute kittens. And the kitten lady sounds like a wonderful person.
Those two are ADORABLE! Crossing our paws for neonatal kittens everywhere to get pawesome fairy godmothers like this too!
Never heard of “the kitten lady” before. A great big thanks to an apparently special lady.
Now that is one special hero! Thanks for telling us about her!!!
That is one special organization and what a way to help truly helpless babies. These two are simply so adorable.
Bruno and Boop are simply adorable! And Kitten Lady is amazing. What a great cause this is. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Purrs!
They’re so cute, they took my breath away! What wonderful work she’s doing. I never thought that shelters would kill the unweaned kittens. How extraordinarily sad.
What a lady! I love the kitties…they are adorable.
Never heard of her before. Cute kitties. Bruno sounds like a perfect pet name.
We have never heard of Kitten Lady before, so thank you for sharing about her! What an awesome mission she has! We are now following her on social media and look forward to seeing more of Boop and Bruno!
Sampy sends Astrid a kiss for every kitten in the world, and we all send lots of love!
OMC! Could Bruon and Boop be any cuter??
Bruno and Boop are so cute! I’m glad that someone decided to help them have a shot at life. Kittens are so precious. Manna was a 3.5 week old abandoned kitten when she came into my life. I feel incredibly blessed to have her in my life. I love what this project is doing!
Gods blessings two ewe Kitten Lady Hannah….ten fold times a thouzand….
bruno & boop, we send de BEST oh fishes two ewe both that yur in yur for evers home… by months end….yur photoz R pricelezz 🙂 ♥♥
thiz post rocked guys…total lee 🙂 ♥♥
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Coincidentally I just learned of the Kitten Lady yesterday! She is amazing and I love these photos.
Loved watching the video and checking out the website, go Hannah!
OMG! You know this is my “thing”…orphaned kittens, under 8 weeks. It does take intensive training, because so many things can go wrong in a heartbeat. No one should just do this on their own. But, it is a labour of love. It is its own reward. XO
What cute little sweeties saved by the kindness of a stranger…..it’s heartbreaking that the little ones rarely have a chance to make it unless someone finds them in time. I hope Bruno and Boop get adopted together and spend a lifetime with one family.
Such cutie pies!!
Boop and Bruno are just so cute.
I am happy to say that the Best Friends shelter in our area has an awesome neonatal kitten section! Sorely needed, too.
Beautiful little souls, those two kittens. Many thanks to Kitten Lady!
Great post and Bruno are Boop are just, well…..SQUEEEEEEE!