Across the US the homeless cat population explodes during the time of year that animal rescue organizations refer to as 'Kitten Season'. Kitten season is really three seasons in one, starting in spring, peaking in late spring or early summer, and ending in fall. During this time thousands of kittens are born to both feral and unaltered companion cats. Sadly, the simple fact is that there are just not enough homes for all of them. Despite the growing efforts of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) in Hampton Roads, the majority
of the kittens who are born to feral mothers will grow up feral, just like their parents, and will continue to add to the ever growing number of homeless animals. The more fortunate of these unwanted cats and kittens will end up in shelters. Only the luckiest will be adopted into loving forever homes. Here are some ways you can help:
Consider adopting a cat (or better yet, a pair of cats) from a shelter or rescue group. The Cat Corner's cats are spayed or neutered, FIV/FeLV tested, vaccinated, micro-chipped for identification, and vet checked. Our adoption fee is a fraction of the cost of having these services performed yourself. And when you adopt one of our cats, you are not just saving one life but you are instead saving two lives! You see, when you adopt you are freeing up space at our no-kill shelter for a new homeless cat to receive our help. If you cannot adopt a cat at this time, consider sponsoring one.
Encourage your friends and neighbors to spay or neuter their animals and to even get them micro-chipped. Spread the word that unaltered animals result in heartache for their off-spring. 71% of cats that enter animal shelters are euthanized! More cats are euthanized than dogs because they are more likely to enter a shelter without any owner identification.
Join the fight! The Cat Corner is looking for volunteers to help foster mother cats and their kittens, orphaned kittens, pregnant cats, help with our TNR efforts, help tend to cats at our no-kill shelter, and to help with our PetSmart adoption and other outreach and adoption events.
We would love your help!