I strongly support spaying and neutering pets, a basic principle for responsible pet ownership. Also, finding pets among those in shelters is a humane alternative to what they otherwise experienced in their lives, and, in my experience, a great way to fill a hole in one’s heart with a cat or dog. While kittens or puppies are a lot of fun, adult animals are harder to place, yet may be a better match for you if you have little experience with kittens or puppies. Believe me, when you go to a shelter, the animals choose you, so watch for the signs they want you to take them home!
While we all are certainly in agreement that kittens are adorable and we all love a photo or two of cute and cuddly kittens it’s becoming an increasing problem that charities not just in the UK but all around the world end up with more and more unwanted kittens in their care.
Therefore we are helping one of our charities here in the UK to push out an important message this World Spay Day.
Blue Cross is sending out a plea for all pet owners to neuter their cats this World Spay Day as it records a surging number of unwanted kittens being brought into its care year after year.
In 2016, animal charity Blue Cross recorded 1,519 kittens being admitted for rehoming – a steady increase over the past five years; in 2011, they admitted 1,409 kittens. Of the 1,519 kittens in 2016, almost 40 per cent…
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