Why we do what we do

 

More than 10 years ago, co-founders Rosemarie Crawford and Susan Spaulding were overwhelmed by the numbers of bottle baby and sick kittens they were asked to care for. Surprised to learn that few organizations had fosters who would take such kittens, they recognized the need for staff and volunteer training on how to successfully care for neonatal and young kittens. They began giving small, informal classes to the local shelters and rescues, and the results were astounding. Organizations who had been traditionally losing young kittens to illness and euthanasia began saving almost every neonatal kitten that was brought to their shelter or rescue. Word of such successes rapidly spread leading other organizations to contact Rosemarie and Susan to provide training for their staff and volunteers as well.

In 2009 Feline ORE was formally founded as a 501 c (3) organization and has been bringing life-saving workshops to shelters, rescues and conferences around the country. The Feline ORE instructors and volunteers have decades of hands-on experience helping thousands of kittens. They keep up to date with the latest advancements in neonatal care – often leading the way – and they bring their wealth of knowledge to others through workshops, conferences, webinars, videos and more.

Sadly, under-aged kittens (those too young to eat on their own or too young for adoption) still make up one of the largest groups of animals euthanized every year. This, however, does not have to be the case. With well-trained staff, volunteers and fosters, these neonatal and under-aged kittens can be — and are — saved. It is our mission to provide that training on how to provide high-quality, cost-effective care to save these precious lives.

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