San Diego is home to the country’s first 24-hour kitten nursery, located at the San Diego Humane Society. It’s designed to save kittens that would have been euthanized.
The San Diego Humane Society says since it opened in 2009, the nursery has saved more than 6,000 kittens and is on pace to rescue 1,500 kittens this season.
The nursery is part of Dr. Gary Weitzman’s “Getting to Zero” initiative, a plan to save the life of every healthy and treatable animal across all county shelters.
Dr. Weitzman talks about the nursery and its mission to save lives in the video below, from KPBS, and touches on the San Diego Humane Society’s recent merger with PAWS, an organization that works to help keep pets in their homes when pet owners face hardships that might have otherwise have forced them to relinquish their animals.
Watch the video below to get another inside look at the nursery. CNN iReporter Chris Morrow visits the nursery for a report.