Miami-Dade County Animal Services is recruiting foster parents to help care and feed very young kittens that have been abandoned at the shelter.

Their new program is called Kitten Cuddlers and it provides training on how to bottle feed and take care of a newborn kitten.

“Abandoned newborn kittens are an unfortunate right of spring and we need the help of the community,” said Alex Muñoz, Director of Miami-Dade Animal Services. ”Engaging and empowering the community to play an active role is a key component of our lifesaving efforts.”

The Kitten Cuddler package also includes heating pads, feeding bottles and kitten milk replacer.

To become a Kitten Cuddler Foster parent, email asdfoster@miamidade.gov and write “Kitten Cuddler” in the subject line.

While being Kitten Cuddler does seem like a fun job it is a result of 28,000 to 30,000 unwanted dogs and cats being abandoned in Miami every year.