Flood Of Kittens At County Shelter

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, April 24, 2006

The shelter gets about 10,000 cats a year - most of them arrive right about now. 

"This is the kitten season." 

Pat Claerbout – the county’s Animal Care Director – says because of their reproductive cycles, this is the time of year that cat litters are born. In the past week alone they’ve received four litters of kittens. 

"We really are desperate to have foster homes because if we don’t have foster homes for them we really have no choice but to euthanize those kittens and that’s really sad to do." 

She says people can help curb the kitten population boom by spay and neutering their animals.