The Best Friends Podcast - Episode 10
Neonatal kittens are one of the most vulnerable populations in animal shelters. The resources necessary to save them haven’t always been available but that has changed over the last few years. An ever-growing, committed group of volunteers has offered a lifeline to newborn kittens.
Our guest, Hannah Shaw, has helped in a big way. She has amassed a huge audience which she uses to educate the world on the plight of orphaned kittens. Her beautifully produced educational content is teaching countless people how to save them.
Better known to many as the “Kitten Lady,” Hannah is a New York Times best-selling author. Millions of online followers follow the progress of her rescued kittens and on top of it all, she runs a growing nonprofit that is funding projects to save kittens across the country.
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RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
- Best Friends CEO, Julie Castle's opinion piece in USA Today: Foster pet parenting is spiking. Will the coronavirus end animal shelters as we know them?
- Kitten Lady - Kitten Care Resources
- Orphan Kitten Club - Mighty Cat Grant Program
- Kitten Lady YouTube Channel
- Kitten Lady Instagram
Hannah Shaw is a kitten rescuer, humane educator, and New York Times bestselling author who has dedicated her life to finding innovative ways to protect animals. Her project, Kitten Lady, strives to create global change in the way we perceive and treat the tiniest and most vulnerable felines.
Kitten Lady provides educational media, training resources, and instructional workshops that help individuals and animal shelters learn how to save the lives of kittens--in a fun and engaging format.
Shaw is the author of the bestselling book Tiny But Mighty (Penguin Random House, 2019) and the children’s book Kitten Lady’s Big Book of Little Kittens (Simon and Schuster, 2019.) She has been featured as an expert on Animal Planet and has received several awards for her advocacy work, including the 2019 Cat Advocate of the Year award by ASPCA.
Kitten Lady has amassed a viral social media following. Shaw shares inspiring and adorable images from the daily life of a kitten advocate on her Instagram and Facebook, and educational videos about kitten care through her YouTube channel.
haw is also the founder of Orphan Kitten Club, a 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides lifesaving programs including a neonatal kitten nursery, a TNR program, and the world’s first grant program specifically funding innovation in kitten welfare. Since 2019, her nonprofit has provided more than $700,000 in funding to shelters and rescues to further the cause of neonatal kitten welfare.