Kitten season is the time of year when vast numbers of litters are born, flooding animal shelters, rescue groups, and neighborhoods with homeless cats. This generally occurs between April and October because of the increased daylight hours of the spring, summer and early fall.
If you find a stray cat or kitten that is friendly and approachable, please call your local rescue groups and see if you can find an organization to take in the cats or provide you with information for local rescuers who can help. Just helping to get these cats spayed or neutered can save thousands upon thousands of lives. For kittens, it's important to act sooner rather than later because with every day that passes, a stray kitten becomes less socialized and less adoptable.
And if you would like to play a larger role in reducing the stray cat population, consider learning more about TNR, which is the most humane and effective method known for managing feral cats and decreasing the stray population over time.
This time of year, the need is far greater than any group or groups can fulfill. More than ever before, our mission to care for the neediest and most vulnerable populations requires a village. If you would like to help support our lifesaving efforts during this critical time, please consider making a donation, volunteering or becoming a foster parent today.