WASHINGTON — Hannah Shaw began helping neonatal kittens when she found one herself eight years ago.
Since establishing “Kitten Lady,” a website and organization dedicated to rescuing neonatal — the youngest kittens that are less than 8 weeks old — the Mt. Rainier, Maryland, resident figures she’s taken in somewhere between 400 and 500 kittens.
These kittens require round-the-clock care and many shelters are not able to handle what it takes to make sure these kittens thrive and grow enough to be ready for adoption.
Shaw said that it’s easy to get attached to these tiny animals but it is a celebration when they get adopted.
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