Saturday, May 16, 2009

Let's end "kitten" season.

This year, shelters are being hit with a one-two punch, as kitten season coincides with a bad economy. Shelters are reporting an increase in "owner surrenders" of pets because of lost jobs and mortgage foreclosures.

The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society took in 362 cats and kittens from April 1 to 24 this year. That's a 52 percent increase in the number taken in during all of April last year.
Why am I not criticizing dog lovers and dog owners? Because they are, arguably, doing a much better job than the cat people.

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