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Fri May 23, 2014

Animal Life: Kitten Season Is In Full Swing

Late spring is kitten season, which sounds adorable but can be truly problematic.
Late spring is kitten season, which sounds adorable but can be truly problematic.
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Warm spring weather brings good things, like flowers; bad things, like termites; and cute things... like kittens!

Late spring is kitten season, which sounds adorable but can be truly problematic. Newborn kittens flood local shelters, which often lack the resources to care for them all. 

Here's what you can do to help:

  • If you find a litter of unattended kittens, step out of sight and see if the mother returns. If she does, leave the kittens in her care until they're about 3 months old and ready to be spayed or neutered. If she doesn't return, immediately bring the kittens to your nearest shelter.
  • You can also become a kitten foster parent. Many shelters have programs that allow cat lovers to care for kittens until they're weaned and ready to be adopted.

Click here for more information if you live in the greater New Orleans area and would like to become a kitten foster parent.

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