Lacey Clifton

Technology Project Launches on Kickstarter to Save the Lives of Orphaned Kittens

Introducing a tablet-based simulation allowing the learner to train without risk to a live kitten.


Paso Robles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/15/2017 -- A new project launched on the creative crowdfunding site, Kickstarter, has a mission to save more lives of orphaned kittens alongside kitten rescue groups and Good Samaritan individuals. The project is the Orphaned Neonatal Kitten Training Simulation designed by Lacey Clifton of Paso Robles, California. Unlike most simulation trainers which are only utilized by advanced learners, this kitten simulation is designed for use by novice learners who might be volunteering for the first time to foster kittens in need of around-the-clock critical care during their neonatal period (first 28 days of life).

Projects on Kickstarter are designs like the Orphaned Neonatal Kitten Training Simulation posted by the designer to receive support by the public through pledges. Some pledges have rewards in exchange for them including adding a name to a Thank You page inside the simulation ($5.00) or a t-shirt featuring the simulation kitten ($40.00), but no one is charged unless the project meets its full goal of $3,500 and until the project is closed on Kickstarter on September 16, 2017 at noon in the Pacific time zone.

The simulation concept has been in its design stage for just under one year. "It started as a class project, but the idea was something that I just couldn't put on the shelf," said Ms. Clifton. "My classmates were really excited about it and even my instructor wanted to see me take it to an industry conference and start showing it in the field, so I knew I needed to keep it going." The simulation design in its draft stage was accepted to the 2017 Association for Educational Communication & Technology International Convention under the theme Leading Learning for Change. The simulation's mission to change the world by saving kitten lives through better education aligned with that vision. Ms. Clifton plans to have the simulation in a useable state in time for the conference thanks to Kickstarter.

Anyone interested in participating as a backer of the Orphaned Neonatal Kitten Training Simulation at any pledge level is encouraged to visit

About Lacey Clifton
A native of California's central coast, Lacey Clifton has dedicated her life to what she loves most: Technology, Arts, and Teaching. Today she serves as an Instructional Designer with a focus on educational media technology. She is an expert in social media and the social, co-constructive learning is offers. She currently volunteers time as a trainer to the local chapter of the SCORE Association and for her social media prowess to a research fund of the Winn Feline Foundation. In her own company, Chicadita, she works as a Social Media and SEO Consultant and Instructor.