Every spring is kitten season, when many kittens are born, but this year, it’s kitten season overload.
With 400 kittens, the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter has about twice as many kittens this year compared to the past few years, said Amber Basile, Kitten/Cat Foster coordinator.
The animal shelter is having its annual Kitten Shower on June 11 from noon to 5 p.m. They are asking the public to donate items to help care for the kittens. The shower will offer games, information on fostering kittens, adoptions and of course kittens. All animals adopted from the shelter are spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.
Basile said last winter was a mild one. That made it easier for (mostly) stray cats a chance to mate. She noted there are many feral cats on the Peninsula.
Cats usually can get pregnant around six months old. Some cats can have two litters per season. The average litter is about seven kittens, Basile said.
The shelter is asking for the following items.
KMR (kitten milk replacement)
Royal Canin (mom and baby cat) dry and wet food
Collapsible pet play pens
Heating pads and disposable heat packs