By John Ostapkovich

By John Ostapkovich

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Spring brings blooms and blossoms, but also a bounty in one area that causes problems. It’s kitten season.

Kittens have been pouring in to the Pennsylvania SPCA, says its Director of Veterinary Services, Angela Messer. Spring litters from un-spayed females are swamping the agency’s yeoman spay and neuter efforts in the past two years.

“Despite doing more than $40,000 spay-neuter surgeries, we’ve barely even made a dent in the population of reproducing cats in the city of Philadelphia. The numbers are astounding, and we’re still seeing huge amounts of cats and kittens coming into the shelter every day,” says Messer.

Messer urges people to get their pet spayed or neutered. It’s not only a step against overpopulation, but Messer says it results in a happier, healthier pet. There are also plenty of opportunities to adopt or foster this kaboodle of kittens. Visit for more information.

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