Children learned about what it takes to raise an abandoned kitten at an Orphaned Kitten Foster Training class held at East Bank Regional Library in Metairie.

The Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, the SpayMart Kitten Foster Program and local veterinarian Amanda Perkins presented the Kitten Workshop to teach people about the care and feeding of young kittens and how to tell if they are truly abandoned.

Education was provided about the many feral cats in the region that are not neutered or spayed. At present, the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter is at its capacity.