In the warmer months, shelters and rescues are overrun with kittens. Let’s hope that with the cooler weather approaching, the cat breeding will slow down. It really never stops but breeding diminishes as feral cats turn their attention more to survival than breeding. That’s why it is so vitally important that we stop this cycle of breeding. If you have outside cats, please, please, please get your cats spayed and neutered. Even if you think that you can give away any kittens your cats may have, what you are doing is not giving the cats in shelters a chance. The people who adopt your kittens would have gone to the shelters for their cats.
And those of you with huge hearts who feed feral cats, if you care enough to feed them, care enough to get them spayed and neutered. By continuing to feed them, you continue the cycle of breeding. A healthy cat will be more likely to breed. We know that it’s tough to ignore the wild cats, but they will be producing lots more wild cats if they are fed and not spayed and neutered.
We have a wonderful selection of kittens and cats here at the ARL. I even saw a pair of rare Tonkinese cats last week here. Please give the shelter and rescue cats a chance.