It’s kitten season. I know one woman locally who has thirteen (13) kittens in her attic. There are three mom cats caring for the litters. Let’s hope that she adopts out all of the kittens to responsible people who will have them spayed/neutered and that she takes the mother cats in, as well. Otherwise, she could have as many as 45 kittens this time next year—more if the mother cats have another heat cycle in the fall.
It’s mind boggling, isn’t it? Kittens can sure multiply when no one is paying any attention. And there just doesn’t seem to be enough homes to go around. We’ve all seen the figures reflecting the number of homeless cats and those that are ultimately put down because there is no one interested in adopting them. Sad, sad, sad.
Well, I am going to visit the 13 kittens this weekend and chances are, I’ll reserve one of two of them. They won’t be ready to go to new homes for another few weeks. If there’s anyone else living in the Ventura County, CA area who would like to consider rescuing one of these kitties, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, if you have a smidgeon of room in your home and your heart, rescue a cat or kitten. Have your animals spayed/neutered. And donate time or money to the animal shelter or rescue facility of your choice regularly.
And for a delightful read, order Patricia Fry’s book, Catscapades, Tales of Ordinary and Extraordinary Cats. http://www.matilijapress.com/catscapades.html