In the past month, Much Love has seen a gigantic uptick in kittens and cats at the shelter and living as strays. This time of year is ideal for creating awareness among our community of the growing cat population. Cat communities across America are experiencing a population explosion, as the annual phenomenon of spring mating has just occurred. And, since heat increases fertility in cats, many attribute the recent rise in the scale of “kitten season” to global warming.
These new kittens are at risk of vehicular injuries, predation by wildlife, and typical elements that challenge survival. Many of these kittens find their way to shelters, including Much Love Animal Rescue. But, this flood into the system creates a huge demand for foster and adoptive parents.
In addition to the need for adopting or fostering these cuddly creatures, existing cat-owners must ensure their frisky felines are spayed or neutered to help control the cat population and reduce the number of unwanted litters. Many groups in Los Angeles like Spay Neuter Project L.A. and Fix Nation are offering their services. And, the Found Animals Foundation website lists low-cost clinics by zip code. The Best Friends No Kill Los Angeles program even has a Neuter Cruiser, to transport animals to nearby clinics.
However you’re able to help, know this is one of the most important times you can. For a full list of Much Love cats that need temporary or permanent homes, go here.