Get ready for some meows and cuddles, Chicago: kitten season is here.
And while that may sound adorable, it can put a strain on local animal shelters’ space and resources.
The number of kittens a shelter sees at the beginning of the year can easily double—even triple—before the summer. For instance, PAWS Chicago took in 38 kittens this last February, and they’ve already surpassed that number this month, having taken in more than 60 by the third week of April.
And the shelter can expect at least an additional 100 kittens in the month of May.
To help us understand what kitten season is, and to talk about the shelter's Spring Adopt-A-Thon on April 27-28, Morning Shift checks in with PAWS Chicago volunteer Mark Lukas and two-month old tabby Evander.
100 Puppies, Kittens, Dogs And Cats Looking For Homes This Weekend At PAWS’ Spring Adopt-A-Thon (Block Club Chicago 4/23)