Kitten numbers soar at animal charity

Monday, 25th July 2011

Feline fans who have time and money to provide a kitty with cat food may want to think about adopting a furry friend from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

This is because cat numbers at the charity has soared because it is currently 'kitten season'.

The problem is also made worse because people are putting off adopting a cat because as a result of their summer holiday plans.

Ros Davies, a re-homer at the charity, said: "We're really keen to find good homes for our cats. The more cats we can find homes for, the more we can help."

The charity reveals that there are around 220 felines waiting to be re-homed at its centres.

Another issue highlighted by the charity is the fact that many owners do not have their four-legged friends neutered or spayed.

Ali Evans, Battersea's intake co-ordinator, said: "Cats can have kittens from as young as four months old and up to four litters a year, averaging four to six kittens per litter, so you can see how populations can explode."