I Went KITTEN SHOPPING!


[The hum of driving a car]
It’s New Kitten Day! (who doesn’t love kittieeeess) I am on my way to the Humane Society to pick up my new foster kittens and I’m so excited. Fun Fact: there are more than 3,500 animal shelters in the United States and only about 12 of them have a kitten nursery. That means the majority of animal shelters rely 100% on foster parents in order to save little kittens. But here in San Diego, our Humane Society does have a 24-hour, dedicated kitten nursery & that’s amazing! So it’s really to live in this comminty ’cause there’s such great services for kittens, but, let me tell you, it is mid June, it is the height of kitten season and even the San Diego Humane Society kitten nursery is *completely* overwhelmed with kittens. They don’t have unlimited space to take in every kitten that come in, so they still rely on foster homes, too. Kitten season here in California is so intense; it’s unlike anything I can describe. There are just kittens absolutely everywhere. There’s a huge need for all hands on deck, everybody needs to rally and get together, work with organizations, help each other out. Fact is, there are so many kittens who need foster care.(can i help?) Now, I’m new to San Diego, so I have never done this before, but today I get to go to the nursery and go “kitten shopping,” meaning I’m going to pick out my foster kittens! It’s gonna be awesome. So today we are going to go “kitten shopping” and we are going to meet the more than 160 kittens they have on site right now. I’m hoping to alleviate them of some of their more difficult cases, maybe some tiny neonates, or maybe special needs baby. I don’t really know, but whoever I get, I’m sure to love, so this is gonna be cool, we’re going “kitten shopping!” Okay, yay! Okay, oh my gosh, I’m so excited! What’s the strategy? Volunteer: So, we have 2 neonate areas, so we have some in this section, some in the next section. Most of our younger ones are in the far section. OK, that’s Taco. []
Oooo, Taco! Awwe. Oh, butterscotch kitten! [Continued cooing]
You’re a little butterscotch kitten; I love you! Ahhhh, Hii! Volunteer: This is what happens when you kitten shop.😘😘 KittenLady: Hiii everyone! ahhhhhh Volunteer: We have Mia— [Tiny Myurrr] KittenLady: What’re they feeding you, golf balls? [Small laugh] Did they feed you a golf ball? OMG this kitten is the cutest thing ever!!!!❤❤ [Chuckle]
Say, “Hello!” Hiiii! ] Hiii, youre so puny~! [Small, heart-melting meows in background] [Being murdered by cuteness] Oh, noo. [Chuckles & Cooing] Woooah-ooohh, okaaay
[Chuckles] Volunteer: He’s the cutest darn kitten in the world. KL: Oh-ho my g-d, that is a cute freakin’ kitten. V: Really is a very cute one. KL: Why you so wispy? V: But look at his eyes! He just has the tiny eyes. Friend: Yeah. Camera Person: Kitten Calendar KL: You are like— Friend: He’s like a kitten from the ’80s CP: Yeah, he’s an 80’s kitten calendar kitten. KL: He looks like he belongs on a sweater, or on like a [clicks tongue] trapper keeper. Friend: Oooh, yeah Oh my gosh [Unintelligible] [Smol, squeaky meows from orange kitten] Oh, come see me. We just got a call and they’re like, “We found a kitty” [Unintelligible dialogue & kitten Squeeaks KL & Crew: Ooooohhh my goooosh
[Kitten squeaks] Volunteer: Look at his little face. Hiii. [Kitten squeaks] [Continued in-love noises] V: But he would need a little care for the eyeballs. KL: Yeah V: These are some of our youngest ones. V: So the lady was watering her… herb garden… and watered… kittens,
[Kitten Squeaks] and then— KL: That’s how you make them grow! [Laughs]
CP: There ya go. V: —called the officers, and the officers went out and mom was nowhere to be seen, so they brought them in. V: So this is one, and I’ll show you the other, uh, 3.
[Continued Kitten Squeaks] Kinda look like beanie babies, obviously, KL: Awwwe, V: We got one— CP: Smaller than a beanie baby! V: And then we haave— [Squeaking handful of baby] [Enamored Squeals] [Softer meows] [Giggles] Awwwweeeee KL: Yeah, well I think that makes the most sense. Okay, we have a special baby we’re gonna meet. Ohhh! Hiii! [Such kitten, much squeak] I heard all about you! V: So she had 2 episodes, 3 where she, uhm— [Checks Parts]
—yes, she— —got a little, like, shaky and trembely. I don’t think it was a seizure, but it was like, a trembly episode where she was not completely with it. Then she came back and…. But she bites [or fights] the bottle really hard and you can see when she’s at rest she just shakes. She was just, uhm, found outside. KL: Found outside? V: Yeah, by herself KL: Hii! Hiiii~ It’s kinda hard, like when they’re this young because all kittens this young are shaky, but there’s like Kitten shakes and not normal shakes.
V: Yeah, so our vets are saying they’re intention tremors They’re thinking CH or some other neurological condition but her…She walks a lot better than a lot of our other CH kittens have. KL: Yeah V: So I think it’s mild if she has it. I just worry that it’s affecting her ability to, like, latch strongly [Cooing, Ooo-ing, Squeaking]
KL: Mhm. V: So I think she could do with some extra TLC.
KL: Yeah KL: I like her little buttons on her face. Friend: Awwe, she’s got a goatee! CP: Got a little button face! [Many Background Squeaks] KL: Ok, well, I want her for sure. Friend: You’re comin’ home with us! :3 CP: I’m interested in seeing her, like, really walkin’ around. We have a neurologist that we love and… [Sarcastically] KL: And we have a neurologist we *don’t* love that we could take her to! [Chuckles all around] [Laughing] KL: We’ll probably go to the one we love. Kitten: [Squeaking with vigor & reaching for KittenLady] [Higher-Pitched] KL: Hey, yeah, we’re gonna take you, don’t worry. We’re bustin’ outta this joint! [More Meows] KL: We’re Bustin’ Out! [All of the squeaky meows] Okaaaaayyy [Unintelligible dialogue] CP: She looks like…Frantic KL: Huh-huh hoooh my gosh, okay, okaaay. Okaaay. [Background] V: It once took like, 20 minutes to feed her and like…she made KL: Excuse me! Wow, that was a cool trick! Wooo, here we go! [Kitten continues talking] Pretty giirrrl. Here we go. [Volunteer asks something]
KL: Yeah, that’d be great Let’s go get our Herb Babies! [Excited Gasp] Hi teeny-tiny! I’m gonna bring you home now. That’s a stunning kitten. That’s a beautiful baby. Friend: Yeah, you are— Uh-oooh KL: Uh-oh! You went poopsie! You said this is a black kitten, but this is a black & yellow kitten. [Laughter] Okay, we had a poop-splosion. How long have they been separated from each other? V: We—They came into us nursing on each other, so they cam iiinn… KL: So they don’t know each other? V: They… They know each oth— They see each other because they get to be together while they’re being monitored, and then when they go back to bed, we separate them out. KL: Hi, baby! You wanna come home? Look at the little one eye is, like, halfway open. [Kitten squeaks while Camera Person says hi] CP: Okaay! KL: Hi, baby! [Soft Squeaks] Oh my g-d that’s a *good* lookin’ crew! Friend: Yeah, I like the variety pack. KL: Yeah. Okaay! Friend: Bye. Thank you, Jacqui! Jacqui: No problem, thank you guys! KL: Okay, so we are home and these are the kittens, we picked out. We got the 4 kittens who were found in an herb garden and we have named them Sage, Basil, Peppermint, and Rosemary. [Big Smooch]
MmmmmwuAH! And we got a little solo kitten who has a potential neurological condition, and we have named her Flower. [Flower gives a raspy meow] Flower, you sure are somethin’! So Flower is not part of the Herb Kittens, but she definitely lives in the same garden. [Cutesy Voice]
We love you already! [Captioned by TK]

100 thoughts on “I Went KITTEN SHOPPING!

  1. I'm going on a BOOK TOUR, and I want you to come see me if you live in New York, Boston, DC/Baltimore, Atlanta, Chicago, or San Diego! Get tickets and info at http://www.KittenLady.org/events

  2. There is an old guy that goes viral in my country because he purposely ate kittens alive just to scare people off.

    Check the videos on instagram @cat_lovers_in_the_world

    Please internet, do your job and make this even a bigger case than it already is. So there will be more severe consequence for him than the weak animal protection law in my country.

  3. I read the title, and was immediately interested! Kittens are adorable!! It is SO sad there are so many in shelters!! 😭

  4. sweet baby sage, and flower especially! they’ve all gotten so big and beautiful since you uploaded this video! i’m so glad you were able to rescue these beautiful babies, and even though rosemary couldn’t make it you have done so much good for all of these wonderful babies.

  5. I live in Madrid, so it is hard to find a shelter with kittens in need of my help. l am going move to Mexico, and l thot there l could floater kittens because in Mexico there is probably much more kittens in need for a floater family

  6. I’ve just watched a few a your videos in a row and you just gained a new subscriber😊😍😍😜 I love your channel‼️‼️❤️

  7. Living in Indonesia means very little shelters and very many cats. For two years me and my bff/neighbour have been taking care of stray cats along with our own ones. Now, we've amassed an army, though they always come and go. Damn, America's messed up, but it's nice to know they care about lil kitters.

  8. New Kitten Day?????? WHAT??? That's a thing???? How do I partake in this new kitten day you speak of???? Can every day be New Kitten Day?

  9. More people like you required, Good people. if i was there and had the ability and room i would take the lot & make sure i rehomed them right. Massive respect to you and your efforts, your amazing.

  10. Just rewatching this video after they are all adopted, I’m so proud of people like you who save these lives and allow them to grow into big cats who go into their forever home as healthy and loved babies ❤️

  11. Oh my god. You're such a great person for helping so many babies, Hannah. I absolutely adore kittens and have contemplated on becoming a foster parent for them but I know that there's no way I could ever take in a little cutie and adopt them out. I'd want to keep them all.
    I love what you do…

  12. If I could adopt a pet I would try to get one puppy/kitten and one adult cat/dog (the oldest one they have so they don't get put down)

  13. This would be my dream job no matter how difficult it is I would do it in heart beat. I believe that all animals need a fair chance and it annoyed me so much when someone was miss using the word "feral" I kinda went ballistic. So I showed them your video about feral and non feral. So thank you so much
    – a kitten lover

  14. I'm not sure if I can watch these videos without headphones. My female cat is trying desperately to find the kittens and comfort them. :'(

  15. Sounds like a bimbo. You should be adopting or fostering older cats that no one else wants. It's easy for kittens to get adopted but not the older cats. I'm sure they have some that are older than 5 years.

  16. My cat got so concerned when he heard the little babies meowing 😍 he was checking on me trying to find the noise

  17. How fun! I used to get emails offering felines to foster. I would reply to ones I wanted then someone would get them for me. After work I would get my babies!!!! Love bottle babies. They smell so good.

  18. I currently can't have a cat because my dad is allergic (except to bambinos, although we are looking into a DEVON Rex) but when I move out on my own, I think I have decided to foster cats/kittens thanks to your channel. I love cats and when I was little, I even preferred them to dogs. My local shelters have made announcements about being at capacity for cats and looking for fosters and offering choose your own adoption rate several times and I would really like to help them out. The cat population definitely needs to be controlled and cats definitely need to be adopted through shelters because there's sooo many who need love. I also try to get to know each animal on an individual basis and meet them where they are instead of expecting them to meet me and do what I want them to, and i think that's really important, especially with kittens. And i think it would be nice to be able to tell their forever home parents the cats dislikes and likes so that they don't have to do all the guessing games and they can just give their cats all the love they deserve. Even though I feel like I will fall in love with all the cats, I think knowing that theres so much help needed for other cats, will help me let go. So, thank you kitten lady. I hope to be helping out kittens soon, too.

  19. i want a kitten so badly but my dad is terrified of cats and my mom had cats as a kid but her last cat passed away in her arms and it put her into depression so she said she won’t do it again 😭

  20. KITTEN SHOPPING!! Omg this reminds me of the eddisode in eddsworld – spares
    Rest In Peace Edd… your world will keep on spinning… 😫😩 😇🥺

  21. I hope all of those kittens get adopted to a good home! I got a kitten from one of my mom’s friends and i named her angel! Shes also pretty hyper..

  22. my cat, best friend, ran away 5 months ago, my parents are letting me choose either a short hair or hairless kitten soon, can you get really young cats, like eyes not even opened yet cats from shelters? or even humane society? i dont know where they'll take me- like how whats the max young you can get kittens-

  23. Kitten Lady Please help me!…You see i we have a cat who is pregnant but she died of ? We dont know yet but she left 4 baby kittens im just 11 years old i cant take care of them!Please can you posture parent them? Please respond 🙁

  24. One day I will do this too! I know this is my call in life! Both kittens and older cats! <3 And when I have money I will buy your book!

  25. Uh, STOP HOLDING SO TIGHTLY GIRL! U take great care of them, but, u hold them wrong. U hold then like a baby, just not on their back, ur hurting their arms and legs,

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