We brace ourselves for difficult kitten season
24 May 2017
She may look cute but Lucy is just one of over 1,600 homeless kittens currently in our care, as kitten season begins.
Lucy was born at our Bridgend Adoption Centre in Wales, after her mother Lilly came into care along with a number of other cats whose owner could no longer look after them.
Despite usually being chosen quickly, kittens like Lucy have to stay in care for around 40 days to ensure they are old enough to be adopted, which increases the costs required to care for them.
"Over 3,000 kittens have needed our help already this year so we’re bracing ourselves for another difficult season," explained Cat Jarvis, Media Officer. "Cats breed at an incredible rate and although kittens are very cute they are a problem so getting your cat neutered really is the kindest thing to do."
We found new homes for over 14,500 kittens during 2016 so we're hoping cat lovers will donate whatever they can to help look after this year's unwanted felines.
For example just £5 could supply 10 days' worth of specialist milk to hand-feed an orphaned kitten while £10 feeds a cat in care for over a month.
To help us be there for kittens like Lucy, text KITTEN1 to 70660 to donate £5 or visit www.cats.org.uk/donate
(Text costs £5 plus network charge. Cats Protection receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payer’s permission. Supporter Services 0800 917 2287. Charity No. 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland)