“Kitten Season” will be here soon and it’s not a good thing. Literally MILLIONS of kittens will be born outdoors this spring. Rescue groups, animal shelters and humane societies nationwide will be overwhelmed with unwanted kittens arriving daily.
Less than 3% of the feral and stray cat population is spayed or neutered*—and they are responsible for an estimated 80% of all the homeless kittens born every year! Rescuers can scoop up stray kittens all day long but we will never get a handle on our cat overpopulation crisis until the adults are SPAYED and NEUTERED. Yes, cat overpopulation is a crisis. Most people don't realize that every day 2,300 healthy and adoptable cats and kittens are killed in municipal shelters simply to make room for more kittens and cats to come through their doors**.
*Alley Cat Allies