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Pennsylvania SPCA Dealing With Influx Of Kittens, Looking For Adoptive Parents

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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  • sempis

    people are just so stupid and ignorant…….these kittens are the result of abandoned cats left to the streets……once they are no longer kittens and have to be fed/cared for on a daily basis…..they’re no longer cute, and the children no longer want them……Of course, finding a proper home/environment for them is not an option….that would require an act of a responsible and reliabe individual…

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