kasey (allthingsshiny) wrote,

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the fifth season

Kitten season officially began this week at the shelter ... they've started coming in, in crates, in shoeboxes, by well-meaning people who think that we will save them, take the dozens hundreds thousands of kittens home, and line them up to bottle feed them, then find wonderful loving forever homes.

The reality is that there aren't enough homes, not enough time, not enough resources ... more kittens than bottles and hands. We don't even foster out bottle babies right now, there are so many kittens between 5-8 weeks old that need fosters that even that much overwhelms our foster resources.

The reality is that kittens are killed, daily. Because people refuse to spay and neuter their animals, or to put any money towards trap-neuter-release programs.

Kitten season has begun.
Tags: animals, work

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