It’s Kitten Season… Again…

by Rita Reimers

It’s summertime, and with the spring and summer seasons also comes Kitten Season. That’s right, kittens do have a season when there is a sharp rise in the number of litters and the rescues, shelters, and back alleys become inundated with sweet furry babies.

Lovey and Brownie

If you’ve ever considered opening your home to a frisky feline or two, now is the perfect time to visit your local shelter. I know it can be hard to walk into a shelter, but those are the animals that need to find loving homes as quickly as possible.

The Found Animals Foundation, for whom I write a column, is sponsoring a Summer Buddies Program now through the month of September. When you adopt a cat or kitten at one of the Los Angeles shelters, Found Animals will pick up the cost of adopting a second cat or kitten. Adopting two is twice as nice, and offers many benefits to both you are your cat. I’ll be outlining those benefits in next month’s Pet Club Newsletter, so please go to www.foundanimals.org and join the Pet Club today!

And please, don’t forget “Yesterday’s kittens.” There are plenty of wonderful adult cats who need and deserve to have a loving home, but they aren’t always given a second look once the newest batch of kittens arrives. Some of these cats are young adults “left over” from last year’s kittens who weren’t lucky enough to get adopted. Some are cats whose owners have surrendered them for any number of reasons (more often than not, it is NOT a behavioral issue) and who crave the love and companionship of a home again. These cats are often the purrfect companions for busy households that don’t have the time or energy that tiny kittens require.

Whether you chose to adopt a kitten, a cat, or one of each, your feline friends will thank you for giving them a cozy place to live and special place on your bed as well as inside your heart.





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