What is Kittens Cradle?
There are an estimated 70 million stray cats in the world. On average a fertile cat produces one to two litters a year of four to six kittens. That is a lot of stray kittens!
Thankfully animal shelters are able to take some of these kittens in and give them a home.
Kittens require a lot of love and nurturing during the first three to four weeks of life.
Neonatal kittens need to be fed every 4-6 hours. Neonatal kittens also cannot maintain their own body temperature. This means a lot of work for volunteers!
That is where we come in. Kittens Cradle is a volunteer project dedicated to creating a device to simplify the task of caring for kittens. This will allow a shelter to provide care for more kittens.
The purpose of our device is to monitor the kittens, help to maintain body temperature, regulate feeding, and provide comfort for the kittens through audio.
We have made progress so far! In Fall 2016, we created a distribution system for kittens and in Spring 2017, we create a automated Kitten Formula Mixer.