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
"We would advise anybody that has a litter of kittens not
just to give them away to people that would not spay and neuter
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.