For Immediate Release: Roice-Hurst Humane Society to host Saving Kittens Workshop Series with Kitten Lady, well-known rescuer and educator, on May 14

Grand Junction, CO – Roice-Hurst Humane Society has partnered with well-known kitten rescuer, bestselling author, educator, and social media star, Hannah Shaw, best known as Kitten Lady, to host a two-part workshop series for animal lovers and pet professionals on Tuesday, May 14 at the Colorado Mesa University Ballroom.

Kitten Lady’s community workshop will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and costs $15 to attend. Topics covered include what steps to take when a litter of kittens is found outdoors and how to provide proper hands-on care to kittens of all ages, including bottle feeding, weaning, socialization and more. This is a valuable learning opportunity for foster caregivers from all western Colorado animal shelters, people who live in neighborhoods with high populations of cats and kittens, and animal lovers looking to make their community a better place for cats.

Kitten Lady will also hold a workshop designed specifically for pet professionals working in animal shelters, veterinary clinics and other workplaces involving frequent kitten interactions, which will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and cover topics including lifesaving neonate stabilization and supportive care, best practices for on-site kitten care in shelters and vet clinics, kitten-focused programs, foster care and more. Following the professional workshop will be a panel discussion among Colorado animal welfare professionals from 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. The professional session and panel costs $75 to attend.

Tickets to both sessions can be purchased at A meet and greet option is available for an additional $30. The event is sponsored by the Animal Assistance Foundation and CMU Tech.

The months from spring to fall are known as kitten season, when cats naturally reproduce, resulting in an influx of kittens being found outdoors and entering animal shelters. Kittens of all ages and levels of socialization are cared for, primarily in foster homes, until they are adopted into loving families. Learn more about kitten season at

“We are thrilled to welcome Hannah Shaw, the Kitten Lady, to western Colorado,” Anna Stout, CEO of Roice-Hurst Humane Society, said. “Because there are so many kittens that are born and found outdoors that require humans to take swift and proper action for their survival, it’s crucial that people in our community – pet professionals and the public alike – know what steps to take when a kitten is found. There is not a more qualified, charismatic, inspiring person to teach this information than Kitten Lady.”

About Kitten Lady

Hannah Shaw is an award-winning kitten rescuer, humane educator, and New York Times bestselling author who has dedicated her life to innovating kitten care and protecting the most vulnerable felines. Her project, Kitten Lady, provides educational media, training resources and instructional workshops that help individuals and animal shelters learn how to save the lives of kittens in a fun and engaging format. Shaw is the author of the bestselling book “Tiny But Mighty,” “Kitten Lady’s Big Book of Little Kittens,” “Kitten Lady’s CATivity Book,” the “Adventures in Fosterland” chapter book series and “Cats of the World.” She has been featured as an expert on Animal Planet and has received several awards for her advocacy work, including the 2019 Cat Advocate of the Year award by ASPCA. Kitten Lady has amassed a viral social media following. Shaw shares inspiring, instructional and adorable content on her Instagram (@kittenxlady) and Facebook (, and educational videos about kitten care through her YouTube channel ( Shaw is also the founder of Orphan Kitten Club, a nonprofit striving to transform the landscape of kitten welfare in America. Since 2019, her nonprofit has provided more than $2.5 million in funding to shelters and rescues to further the cause and save little lives. She lives in California with her husband Andrew Marttila, their cats, a chihuahua, and an endless rotation of foster kittens.

About Roice-Hurst Humane Society

Roice-Hurst Humane Society is a nonprofit animal shelter based in Grand Junction, Colorado, that provides individualized care and adoption services for dogs and cats, as well as innovative support programs for owned pets in Mesa and Delta Counties. The organization was founded in 1963 and is the oldest animal welfare organization in the Grand Valley. Roice-Hurst is a socially-conscious animal shelter that works diligently to match animals to loving homes, however long that may take. Learn more at

For more information, contact:

Jenna Kretschman
Communications Coordinator
Roice-Hurst Humane Society
970-434-7337 ext. 108