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Bay Area Animal Shelters Report A ‘Crisis’ Of Unclaimed Kittens

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A kitten awaits adoption at an East Bay animal shelter. (CBS)

A kitten awaits adoption at an East Bay animal shelter. (CBS)

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DUBLIN (KCBS) – Some Bay Area animal shelters and animal rescue agencies are inundated with kittens right now as kitty season came late this year.

Rosalyn Simon with Tri-Valley Animal Rescue in Dublin said people may be seeing more kittens around, more than they normally do.

“People find them in their yards. They find them in their parking lots at work,” said Simon. “They call animal control, where they pick them up and take them into the shelter and that’s where groups like Tri-Valley Animal Rescue come in.”

Right now, Simon said her agency is trying to find people for their fostering and adoption programs for cats and kittens.

“Tri-Valley Animal Rescue is the largest animal rescue in the Tri-Valley and we do over 650 kittens a year, that we take in to foster and adopt out,” she said.

The late kitty season means that all the cats became pregnant at the same time, resulting in a so-called “kitty crisis.”

Simon said she’s hearing from animal shelters and rescue agencies that are also experiencing an influx of cats.

Visit the Tri-Valley Animal Rescue website for more information on adoption.

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