Happy Graduation Day: ASPCA Hosts "Kittergarten" Commencement

November 4, 2014

It may be just the start of November, but a group of kittens is getting out of school early this year! On November 4, the ASPCA hosted a ceremony for a class of felines who recently graduated from our kitten nursery. These kittens—many of whom came in as neonates and were in jeopardy from the moment they were born—have received extensive medical and behavioral rehabilitation and will be available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center.

Similar to traditional human graduation ceremonies, the event included inspiring speeches from staff, a procession of the “graduates” receiving their “diplomas,” and opportunities for kitten pics galore.

The ASPCA’s kitten nursery opened in the summer of 2014, at the height of kitten season, serving both nursing cats with litters and orphaned kittens. The nursery has successfully cared for and graduated nearly 300 kittens in its first season of operation.

Nursery residents receive around-the-clock, life-saving care from specially-trained ASPCA staff and volunteers until they are old enough to be microchipped, vaccinated and spayed/neutered. At eight weeks of age, they are ready to be made available for adoption.

Are you interested in adopting a kitten? Visit the ASPCA Adoption Center at 424 East 92nd Street in Manhattan. Can’t adopt right now? Help us continue to provide for the most vulnerable animals in need by making a donation today.