Every year around this time, cats are giving birth at a phenomenal rate and animal rescues are struggling to keep up.

As the weather starts to get warmer and the days get longer, kitten season begins and female cats start to ‘come on heat’. When this time of year comes around, Animal Rescues are often flooded with litters of kittens that have been the result of owners not desexing their cats or letting them roam freely outside.

Update: Opal and her kittens

Opal and her three kittens are among those who will be abandoned and unwanted.

Luckily for them, the kindness a lovely lady helped them get to Homeless Hounds, who are working to raise and rehome them.

With kitten season upon us, this is going to be a very common occurrence for the next 6+ months, and not all cats will be as fortunate as Opal and her litter.

How you can help.

1. Desexing your cats:

Please remember to have your cats desexed, and remind family and friends to do the same so we can stop the cycle of suffering that happens year after year.

2. Become a Foster Carer

Homeless Hounds rehomes many hundreds of at-risk dogs and cats each year, but we rely on the kindness of people who are willing to open up their homes for short periods of time to foster an animal before they adopted into a forever home.

If you want to learn more about what it means to be a Homeless Hounds Foster Carer, click here.

3. Donate time and/or money

Please support local Animal Rescue groups like Homeless Hounds with any free time you have to help volunteer, or even donate some money. All funds donated to Homeless Hounds are used to help our volunteers rescue, rehabilitate and rehome more and more at-risk animals like Opal and her kittens. You can make a tax-deductible donation here.

4. Always adopt, don’t shop – rescue pets love you more.

View all available dogs and cats who need a new home here.

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