Kittens will soon overwhelm ASCMV

Consider helping homeless cats with donations of time or money to hardworking rescues in Doña Ana County.

For some folks, the arrival of spring is all about Peeps and chocolate Easter bunnies and the return of the hummingbirds.

For those people in our animal welfare group, it usually means some thing else: the yearly deluge of group cat kittens flooding the ASCMV and the community rescues. (The essential definition of a neighborhood cat is just one that is unowned and free roaming.)

Though kittens can be born at any time of calendar year, cats usually reproduce in the spring and summer season as the days get for a longer period, and delicate southern New Mexico weather conditions suggests early spring kittens have a greater survival rate than in colder climes.

Scientists in New Zealand and Australia are finding out how larger temperatures introduced about by local climate transform may perhaps enhance local community kitten survival rates in a lot more temperate climates, major to additional worsening of the presently-serious dilemma of cat overpopulation. Anecdotal proof in the United States implies this is previously taking place in the Pacific Northwest.

You may also like