• NEWS 90.9 KXJZ Sacramento
  • 90.5 KKTO Tahoe/Reno
  • 91.3 KUOP Stockton
  • 88.1 KQNC Quincy
  • MUSIC 88.9 KXPR Sacramento
  • 91.7 KXSR Groveland/Sonora
  • 88.7 KXJS Sutter/Yuba City

Kitten Season Returns

Share | |
(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kitten Season isn't as cute as it sounds.  From April to September cats give birth sometimes to two litters of kittens. As those cute little kittens crowd into local shelters they make it difficult for older cats to find homes. 

"The kittens are adopted so readily and the poor adult cats sit here waiting for adoption." 

Lesley Kirrene of the Sacramento SPCA says her shelter alone received 2 thousand kittens last season. 
Interim Director of the Sacramento County Animal Shelter, Dave Dickinson, says his shelter currently has more than a hundred kittens too young to adopt out.  He says if you find yourself with an unexpected litter of kittens and don't want to get the shelters involved.    
"We would advise anybody that has a litter of kittens not just to give them away to people that would not spay and neuter them."        
Dickinson says you should spay and neuter any kittens or adult cats before you give them away. 
Local shelters will spay and neuter stray cats and kittens for a discounted price. 
We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter

We Get Support From:

Become a Supporter