Summerland rescue pleads with people to spay and neuter cats after mom and kittens dumped outside

Kittens left dumped outside

Kitten season is becoming increasing busy for the animal rescue society in Summerland, recently taking in another big litter of kittens and their mom.

Critteraid Animal Sanctuary posted on Facebook after taking in the little family, asking people to please neuter or spay cats.

"If you are looking after strays or outside cats, please consider getting them in to a vet," they wrote.

"We try to stay away from 'do this, don't do that' for cats but kitten season is becoming scarily busy all of a sudden!"

They found a young mother cat, maybe one year old or even younger, dumped outside in a box with nine kittens.

"The kittens are all going to be fine, but this poor young mom has what we believe to be mastitis and it breaks our hearts to see her so uncomfortable," they wrote.

"We all love kittens, how could you not, but when you see such young cats having kittens, probably not her first litter either, we know we have to help stop the unwanted pregnancies. Every year we hope to see less kittens, and will continue to do what we can to help these young moms - they deserve better."

Find out more information about Critteraid and how to help or donate by emailing [email protected], or check out Critteraid’s website.

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