Ohio Shelter Inundated with Kittens

Cat spaying/neutering recommended.

Posted: September 13, 2006, 5 a.m. EST

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The DuPage County, Ohio, Animal Care and Control says it has an abundance of kittens up for adoption and that it’s been flooded with cats because of kitten season.

“Kitten season” is really three seasons in one, Vinkler said, starting in spring, peaking in late spring or early summer and ending in fall, according to animal control executive director Kerry Vinkler.

The agency offers many ways to help reduce cat overpopulation and bring much-needed relief to the animals and people affected:

 Spay or neuter your cats. Kittens as young as 2 months and weighing 2 pounds can be safely altered.
 Check with a local veterinarian or spay-neuter clinic for information.
 Care for homeless or feral cats in your area. Work with your local animal control or feral cat group to help control your neighborhood's feral and stray cat populations.
 Keep your cat safe indoors and learn how to provide safe outdoor time.
 Become a foster parent. Contact your local shelter or rescue group to learn more about becoming a foster parent for cats or kittens in need.
 Adopt. Open your home to a new cat or adopt a playmate for your existing pets.

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