Kitten Academy is creating Better Lives for Kittens
1,593

patrons

$5,751
per month
Kitten Academy is a place for kittens to learn to cat.  If you're here, you probably already know who we are and what we do.  Fundamentally, we are kitten foster parents, who work with local no-kill animal shelters to rescue kittens and mother cats from kill shelters and animal control.  We care for the mothers and kittens until the kittens are old enough to be adopted, then we work with the shelter to help them get the kittens adopted to good homes.  Everything we do is to help raise awareness for foster kittens generally, and to help get the kittens we foster adopted, specifically.



We also hope to be somewhat entertaining.  Our most popular feature is our YouTube 24/7 Live Stream.  But we also produce short videos on YouTube of the kittens and the Academy staff cats being cats and doing cat things.  And of course, provide the Kitten Academy website where there is a blog, and additional photos of the kittens that have attended the Academy.



Taking care of these kittens is a labor of love.  Aside from the contributions of viewers and patrons like you, we do not receive any money for this.  In fact, we pay rather a lot; we cover all the food and essentials, toys, and all vet bills, too.  Some months that comes out to quite a bit!  And of course, we also pay for the Academy grounds.

We'll do that in any case.  If we get no support, then we will still give these kittens every bit as much care as they deserve.  But if you can help us, it can make our lives easier, and also reminds us that some humans are (almost) as wonderful as kittens.  



With your patronage (Patreonage?) we only hope to take some of the sting out of the vet bills and food costs.  If we achieve that, then we can look to providing improvements to the Academy such as new toys for the kittens and improvements to the Academy room.  If we achieve and exceed even that, then we'll use the rest to help other fosters at the shelters we work through do the same.  We aren't looking to get rich or even make any profit at all from this -- the goal is to help kittens!  We will provide updates to our patrons explaining our expenses on a regular basis, so you can see where the money you pledge helps us.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, watching our stream, and at least considering becoming a patron of the Kitten Academy.

Tiers
$1 or more
$1 or more per month 1070 patrons
Access to our Patreon-only posts, which is mostly early-access links to our (non-livestream) YouTube videos of the cats and kittens.

Access to our chat system, where you can talk to Kitten Academy, DJ, and your fellow Patreons!

Also, the warm glow of knowing you are helping kittens.
Includes Discord rewards
$5 or more
$5 or more per month 431 patrons
Access to a special bonus YouTube livestream of the kittens, for Patreon subscribers only.  This is NOT a constant 24/7 stream, it will be only for an hour or two a month.  We will play with the kittens and get up-close video from a handheld device, in a room outside the usual Academy, such as the Annex or the Living Room.  It will be published to the public afterwards, so everyone will see it, but only you will see it LIVE and chat with us!

Plus, the clean conscience that comes from knowing you are a good person.

Plus everything from the tiers above!
Includes Discord rewards
$10 or more
$10 or more per month 130 patrons
An individual thank you on the monthly Patreon live stream, which is later published for the whole world!  We'll mispronounce your name and embarass ourselves just for you!

Plus, the inner satisfaction of knowing you are a helper of kittens!

Plus everything from the tiers above!
Includes Discord rewards
$20 or more
$20 or more per month 46 patrons
Credit in the text at the end of one of our (non-livestream, obviously!) YouTube videos.  You can let us know what name to credit, though we reserve the right to refuse anything dirty or obscene.

Plus, the smiles that come from the love of kittens.

Plus everything from the tiers above!
Includes Discord rewards
$50 or more
$50 or more per month 12 patrons
A special physical thank-you card mailed to you, in the real mail.  Signed by Mr. Academy and DJ, and possibly by one of the faculty, if we can come up with a safe method!  "Limited to any country to which First-Class Mail International® service is available." - USPS rules, not ours!

Plus, the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are a hero to kittens.

Plus everything from the tiers above!
Includes Discord rewards
$100 or more
$100 or more per month 6 patrons
We'll make a special YouTube video with your favorite kitten, dedicated to you by name!  

Plus, the knowledge that you have become an ultimate champion of kittens.

Plus everything from the tiers above!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$4,000 – reached! per month
WE DON'T KNOW.

Seriously!

If we can reach this goal, we're roughly halfway to the larger goal of taking Kitten Academy to the next level. But that's a sight too far, and we want to give some stopping points along the path. We want to be able to say, here's a thing we can do if we make it halfway. But we don't know what that is. If you have any ideas, please e-mail them to us ([email protected]) or Tweet.

See the previous goals for more immediate and serious concerns - and thank you all so much for helping us to achieve them. You are a wonderful and amazing group of people who've helped make a lot of kittens very happy!
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Kitten Academy is a place for kittens to learn to cat.  If you're here, you probably already know who we are and what we do.  Fundamentally, we are kitten foster parents, who work with local no-kill animal shelters to rescue kittens and mother cats from kill shelters and animal control.  We care for the mothers and kittens until the kittens are old enough to be adopted, then we work with the shelter to help them get the kittens adopted to good homes.  Everything we do is to help raise awareness for foster kittens generally, and to help get the kittens we foster adopted, specifically.



We also hope to be somewhat entertaining.  Our most popular feature is our YouTube 24/7 Live Stream.  But we also produce short videos on YouTube of the kittens and the Academy staff cats being cats and doing cat things.  And of course, provide the Kitten Academy website where there is a blog, and additional photos of the kittens that have attended the Academy.



Taking care of these kittens is a labor of love.  Aside from the contributions of viewers and patrons like you, we do not receive any money for this.  In fact, we pay rather a lot; we cover all the food and essentials, toys, and all vet bills, too.  Some months that comes out to quite a bit!  And of course, we also pay for the Academy grounds.

We'll do that in any case.  If we get no support, then we will still give these kittens every bit as much care as they deserve.  But if you can help us, it can make our lives easier, and also reminds us that some humans are (almost) as wonderful as kittens.  



With your patronage (Patreonage?) we only hope to take some of the sting out of the vet bills and food costs.  If we achieve that, then we can look to providing improvements to the Academy such as new toys for the kittens and improvements to the Academy room.  If we achieve and exceed even that, then we'll use the rest to help other fosters at the shelters we work through do the same.  We aren't looking to get rich or even make any profit at all from this -- the goal is to help kittens!  We will provide updates to our patrons explaining our expenses on a regular basis, so you can see where the money you pledge helps us.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, watching our stream, and at least considering becoming a patron of the Kitten Academy.

Recent posts by Kitten Academy

Tiers
$1 or more
$1 or more per month 1070 patrons
Access to our Patreon-only posts, which is mostly early-access links to our (non-livestream) YouTube videos of the cats and kittens.

Access to our chat system, where you can talk to Kitten Academy, DJ, and your fellow Patreons!

Also, the warm glow of knowing you are helping kittens.
Includes Discord rewards
$5 or more
$5 or more per month 431 patrons
Access to a special bonus YouTube livestream of the kittens, for Patreon subscribers only.  This is NOT a constant 24/7 stream, it will be only for an hour or two a month.  We will play with the kittens and get up-close video from a handheld device, in a room outside the usual Academy, such as the Annex or the Living Room.  It will be published to the public afterwards, so everyone will see it, but only you will see it LIVE and chat with us!

Plus, the clean conscience that comes from knowing you are a good person.

Plus everything from the tiers above!
Includes Discord rewards
$10 or more
$10 or more per month 130 patrons
An individual thank you on the monthly Patreon live stream, which is later published for the whole world!  We'll mispronounce your name and embarass ourselves just for you!

Plus, the inner satisfaction of knowing you are a helper of kittens!

Plus everything from the tiers above!
Includes Discord rewards
$20 or more
$20 or more per month 46 patrons
Credit in the text at the end of one of our (non-livestream, obviously!) YouTube videos.  You can let us know what name to credit, though we reserve the right to refuse anything dirty or obscene.

Plus, the smiles that come from the love of kittens.

Plus everything from the tiers above!
Includes Discord rewards
$50 or more
$50 or more per month 12 patrons
A special physical thank-you card mailed to you, in the real mail.  Signed by Mr. Academy and DJ, and possibly by one of the faculty, if we can come up with a safe method!  "Limited to any country to which First-Class Mail International® service is available." - USPS rules, not ours!

Plus, the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are a hero to kittens.

Plus everything from the tiers above!
Includes Discord rewards
$100 or more
$100 or more per month 6 patrons
We'll make a special YouTube video with your favorite kitten, dedicated to you by name!  

Plus, the knowledge that you have become an ultimate champion of kittens.

Plus everything from the tiers above!
Includes Discord rewards