CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cat lovers, rejoice!
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police's Animal Care and Control is opening the Queen City's first ever kitten nursery on Tuesday, and they need volunteers.
Thanks for an $11,000 grant, the nursery is complete with everything fast-growing kittens need: blankets, toys, formula, and incubators. The room can house up to 50 kittens until they are old enough to go to a forever home.
Melissa Knicely with Animal Care and Control says this will help them save even more lives. She says it's difficult to find good foster homes for kittens because the demands are almost like a full-time job. The kittens need to be fed every few hours.
"People work, so the pool for that type of foster home is very small and limited," Knicely said. "Being able to have a nursery like this, where we can have 20 litters at a time and have volunteers coming in taking care of them, we're going to be able to save a lot more."
For those wanting to volunteer, you do have to fill out a short application and agree to a background check. You'll then be scheduled for an orientation.