Many cats give birth in the spring, and they can continue to have several litters through the fall. Unplanned litters result in “kitten season” at area animal shelters and place a strain on their resources.
Help ease the burden on local shelters during kitten season:
– Spay or neuter your cats. Cats can become pregnant as young as 5 months old.
– Support trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) programs like MEOW Now, which works to reduce overpopulation by spaying and neutering stray cats in Pinellas County.
– Become a foster parent. Provide a nurturing environment for animals not yet old enough for adoption.
– Brent Bardell, SPCA Tampa Bay