It’s Kitten Season. Please Help.

Hi, it’s Leslie Harris filling in for Mitch again today. I am a huge animal lover, especially cats.

It’s kitten season, which means that millions of kittens will be born this spring. Unfortunately, there’s just not enough places for them to go, and thousands of healthy kittens will be euthanized. So what can you do to help?

The biggest thing you can do is to foster a litter. Most rescue agencies will provide you with everything you need including food, litter, litter boxes, and most importantly, veterinary care. They will also help to find homes for the kittens, but honestly, kittens tend to get adopted quickly, at least in our area. All you need to provide is a safe space for them, like an extra bathroom or closet.

I am currently fostering a mama cat who gave birth in my bathroom 6 weeks ago. The kittens will get spayed and neutered in a few weeks, and then they’ll go up for adoption. I’ve already got several people asking about them.

If you can’t foster a litter, even fostering one cat would make a difference. If you absolutely cannot foster, please consider making a donation to your local animal shelter. If you can’t make a donation, please consider sharing this blog and other information about fostering.

I volunteer for St. Sophia’s Forgotten Felines, a wonderful, no kill cat rescue in Wheaton. We usually have 200-300 cats and kittens in our care, and we are always looking for more volunteers. Find out more HERE

Cats bring so much joy and comfort to so many people. Please help save the lives of these sweet little innocent beings. And please, please PLEASE get your pets spayed and neutered, so we can prevent this problem from continuing.

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