In 2015, more than 4,300 newborn kittens (two months of age or younger) were killed in Los Angeles city shelters, simply because they didn't have safe places to call home. So this year, Best Friends and our NKLA Coalition partners are redoubling efforts to save more kittens than ever before, in the race to make Los Angeles a no-kill city by 2017. Kitten nurseries provide hope to giving thousands of adorable and innocent neonatal kittens a chance to grow up and get adopted.

Kitten nurseries need help around the clock! Duties include bottle feeding, cage cleaning, food preparation and socializing. Ready to get started?


Best Friends-LA nursery opened in February 2013, and to date thousands of precious kittens and hundreds of nursing mothers have been cared for. To volunteer, email 

Best Friends Pet Adoption Center and Lifesaving Kitten Nursery 
15321 Brand Boulevard, Mission Hills 91345
Phone: 818.643.3989

Learn how Best Friends is prepping to welcome over 3,000 kittens this year. Click here.

Best Friends Annual Kitten Shower

Help us save the lives of kittens by donating much-needed supplies.

No RSVP needed - just show up with a gift from our Kitten Registry here.

WHEN: March 11, 2017 from 1-3 p.m.
WHERE: Best Friends Pet Adoption Center; 15321 Brand Blvd, Mission Hills CA 91345
WHAT TO EXPECT: At the kitten shower, you can take a tour of the nursery, enjoy cake and punch, play kitten shower games, learn how to volunteer in the nursery or how to become a foster parent to a litter of kittens, and more. Fun for the whole family! Plus, help us name our kittens for a $5 donation!


NKLA Coalition kitten nurseries


Spay Neuter Project LA Kitten Nursery Project aims to save 1,200 kittens this year. Nursery volunteers are needed as well as kitten fosters! No experience necessary; foster orientations and staff experts guide volunteers and fosters through each step of the process ensuring a fun and meaningful experience. Email or call 562-942-2640 to get started today!

SNP LA has 3 locations in the greater L.A. area:
Van Nuys - 14409 Vanowen Blvd. 91405
                       Pico Rivera - 9325 Slauson Ave. 90660
                       San Pedro - 957 N. Gaffey St. 90731


The Kitten Rescue Nursery in Atwater Village opened in April 2016 and is seeking volunteer caretakers, transporters and foster parents to help welcome 600 kittens this year! Email or call (818) 347-3037 if you'd like to get involved!



Stray Cat Alliance  rescues cats from the streets and shelters and fosters upwards of 400 cats and kittens throughout Los Angeles on any given day. Learn more about volunteer and foster opportunities, and more ways to get involved to help, on their website. SCA is welcoming 350 kittens into their nursery this year.