The Central Oklahoma Humane Society will open an animal neonatal center in just a few days.
The center will give vital care to newborn kittens and puppies that otherwise would have a very slim chance of making it on their own. Volunteers will take care of newborn animals, teaching them how to eat and house train them.
Most of the puppies and kittens come to the program as orphans, younger than 6 weeks old.
Janel Griffieth, neonatal volunteer coordinator, said the center has been using foster homes, but it will open the doors to more volunteers.
“This new building is giving people opportunities who maybe can’t take a neonatal 24 hours,” Griffieth said. “They can come in, they can feed and be able to go home and sleep at night.”
The president of the Central Oklahoma Humane Society said there will be shifts throughout the day and they are looking for volunteers. New volunteers will go through training before starting.
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