Austin Pets Alive's! Bottle Baby Program saves over 1,000 kittens per year that would otherwise be euthanized due to the high needs of orphaned baby kittens. The program began by mimicking an open admission wildlife center's nursery, with no start-up funding and only a handful of volunteers. This presentation from the 2012 Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Conference at the University of Florida is given by Dr. Ellen Jefferson, Veterinarian and Executive Director of Austin Pets Alive. Since its initial inception, the Bottle Baby Program has grown to ensure that every underage kitten that enters the open admission city shelter is saved.