Kitten season is here – and our cattery is filling up

Posted on 2018-10-31 04:59:26

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Awww, cute! Who can resist a kitten? With their huge eyes and ears, playful antics and cuddly fur, each one is adorable. But, sadly, that doesn't guarantee them a loving home.

Summer time is cat breeding season and unspayed female cats can produce litters of between two to five kittens – sometimes more! Owners are often surprised to find that it's more difficult than expected to find good homes for all the kittens – and animal shelters like the Durban & Coast SPCA are literally left holding the babies.

Last year we had more than 2 000 cats and kittens brought in to us during kitten season (October-December) and we are expecing a similar influx now. Already several kittens rescued by our inspectorate are being housed in our cattery.

Marketing Manager, Tanya Fleisher (pictured above) said, “We are urging residents, if they can, to donate soft kitten food and kitten litter which we are short of at the moment. I also urge pet owners to spay or neuter their cats.”

She also invited people who are thinking of adopting a cat or kitten to visit the SPCA in Springfield Park to choose their new furry friend.



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