Every year in the metro area, just as teachers and children are starting to look forward to the end of the school year and area gardeners are looking toward planting their spring plot, an explosion happens.
It’s a population explosion and it brings with it hundreds of kittens born to unspayed females cats in the area.
Animal rescuers and shelter personnel refer to it as “Kitten Season” and they wish fervently it wouldn’t happen. Although most shelters are full year around, at Easter every year abandoned kittens start pouring through their doors, stretching their resources and staffs to the limit. The constant influx doesn’t slow down until well into the fall.