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Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center Received Helen Putnam Award of Excellence

Category: Public Trust, Ethics and Community Involvement

Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center Received Helen Putnam Award of Excellence

The Rancho Cucamonga Animal Center is the recipient of a 2016 Helen Putnam Award of Excellence in the category of Public Trust, Ethics and Community Involvement for the project, Kitten Nursery.  Established in 1982 by the League of California Cities, the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence (in memory of Helen Putnam) recognizes outstanding achievements by California’s 482 Cities.  This is only the second time the City of Rancho Cucamonga has won this prestigious award.

 In 2015, the Animal Center opened a 24 hour neonatal kitten nursery.  To date, the nursery has cared for more than 1,500 kittens, providing them around the clock intensive care.  Volunteers from ages 12 up, bottle feed, clean and socialize kittens 1 day old to eight weeks old.  At eight weeks of age, the kittens graduate the nursery and are placed up for adoption.

This program is partially donor funded and relies on community support.  The nursery is open from May to November.  To donate or volunteer, please visit www.RCPets.info.  For more information on the Helen Putnam Award, visit http://www.helenputnam.org/