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.

Boop and Bruno

Boop (L) and Bruno

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 You also can follow Bruno and Boop via Kitten Lady’s social media profiles: Twitter: @kittenxlady; Instagram: @kittenxlady; and

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

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

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