HSUS and PetSmart Charities. Orphaned kittens who are too young to eat on their own are one of the groups at highest risk of euthanasia. Caring for these tiny lives successfully requires separate specialized space, as well as a team of trained volunteers and fosters and the ability to respond quickly to their needs. Time and resources are often lacking to provide this level of intensive care. A kitten nursery can begin to fill this gap. Learn some basic strategies to begin planning a kitten nursery and save more lives.