A Meow-stone to Remember: Photos of 'Kittergarten' Graduation 2015
CAP & GOWN
On Nov. 10, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals held a commencement ceremony for the second graduating class of kittens from its Kitten Nursery in New York. The event included inspiring speeches, a procession of the grads receiving their “diplomas,” and enough adorable photo ops to make you cry. Purr-haps cuteness this raw is not NSFW? Your call.
We're not kitten, these kitties have accomplished a lot in their short lives! Many of them came to the shelter as neonates and were in jeopardy from the moment they were born. They received extensive medical and behavioral rehabilitation at the nursery, now in its second year of operation.
PAIN IN THE NECK
This guy's a lover and a fighter! The nursery is New York City's first high-volume facility, according to the ASPCA, providing care for kittens too young to survive on their own.
Tassels a hassle? Never! The ceremony celebrated their move from the ASPCA's Kitten Nursery to the facility's adoption center, where they'll hopefully find forever homes.
ASPCA staff and volunteers helped fete the felines, many of whom fell asleep in their cages afterward. Hey, tassel hockey is exhausting!
TAKE A BOW
In a word, the class of 2015 is: un-fur-gettable. “Good luck to you, graduates,” said Gail Buchwald, senior vice president of the ASPCA's Adoption Center. “The road you faced was once filled with vulnerability and uncertainty but now you will go on to both receive and bring immeasurable joy in your next phases of life.”