The American Humane Association has dubbed June as Adopt-a-Cat Month® — a time where the pet community more loudly than ever advocates the adoption of cats and kittens across the United States. Each spring during “Kitten Season,” thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters. Local shelters are now abundant with fluffy newborns in addition to all the other cats already waiting for their furever home — from mellow senior cats to everyone in-between.
Fetch! Pet Care is a community who has always been passionate about pet rescue and adoption. With Adopt-a-Cat Month® near and dear to our hearts we’ve dedicated our Corporate Social Media Channels ( Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest) to Adopt-a-Cat Month® by sharing adoptable cats from shelters all across the country all month long. This is how we are doing our part to help raise awareness about “Kitten Season” and cat adoption this June, and to ultimately (fingers crossed), help match these fearless felines with their open-hearted owners. Take a look at some of the cats that have been featured on our social media so far…
To put “Kitten Season” and the homeless cat epidemic into perspective we’ve gathered some interesting facts that may convince you, even if you aren’t a cat-lover, to adopt…
1. “Kitten Season” is the unofficial name for the mating season for cats and is generally assumed to last between the months of March and November;
2. An un-spayed female cat will go into heat every 3 weeks;
3. The average size of a litter is 4-6 kittens;
4. One mother cat can produce up to 18 kittens per season;
5. A female cat can begin having kittens at 6 months old;
6. In 7 years 1 female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats!!!
7. During “Kitten Season” the number of kittens far exceeds the number of homes available;
8. During “Kitten Season” you will see signs everywhere for kittens for sale. They are sold by the wayside, they are dropped off in boxes at grocery stores and they end up in animal welfare organizations;
9. There are more kittens available then there are families to take them in;
10. During “Kitten Season” it is difficult to find loving homes for adult cats.
There is only one solution — spay and neuter your pets! You don’t have to miss out on that “Kitten Experience” — visit your local animal shelter, volunteer to be a surrogate parent to a pregnant female cat or ask to work with orphaned kittens as a foster.
Interested in adopting? Here are some great online resources to help match you with the purrrfect cat:
And if you’re interested in reading more about our coverage on cat adoption here on the Blog at Fetch! Pet Care we recommend the following…
We’ve already heard about some wonderfully heart-warming adoption stories so far this month and we’d love to hear more! If you’ve adopted a cat recently or this June for Adopt-a-Cat Month® tell us about it for consideration for a feature by writing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.