Kitten Season Lands With A Bang

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Kitten season lands with a bang
8th June 2018

By Karen Pickwick

An explosion of kitten births has left a charity bursting at the seams –filling more than 20 foster homes with kittens in just two weeks. 

With spring slow to arrive, a lack of unwanted kittens had staff at Yorkshire Cat Rescue wondering whether campaigns to neuter cats had finally worked. 

Word from colleagues across the country was similar, with some charities in the South of England reporting a surplus in families wanting to adopt a kitten, but with none available.

“Everyone was ready to manage the influx of pregnant cats and kittens that we usually get from March onwards. But this year, nothing happened,” said head of Cat Care at Yorkshire Cat Rescue Sam Davies. “It was really odd –utopia for a charity like ours, which is usually overflowing with unwanted cats. But we were starting to wonder if maybe things had changed. Sadly, they hadn’t!”

Suddenly everything changed and, just as in previous years, calls started coming in about pregnant strays and kittens that had been born outside.