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Kitten season has arrived

Spring has finally found its way to GMHS. The grass is greener. The flowers are blooming. The days are sunnier.

For GMHS, the arrival of spring brings with it kitten season. With warmer weather comes an influx of pregnant cats and kittens. You may be thinking—this sounds amazing! Who wouldn’t want to spend months caring for a steady stream of cute little fluffballs? It is true that kittens are adorable, but kitten season is too much of a cute thing.

These unwanted cats and kittens, when not left on the street to fend for themselves, inundate shelters, including GMHS. By the litter, pregnant cats and kittens, all requiring shelter and veterinary care, enter the care of GMHS.

You might be wondering what to do if you stumble across kittens born in your community. Please leave them be. Kittens stand the best chance at life when they have their mother to take care of them. If you find a kitten(s), it is best to watch them from a distance and make sure mama is around. Mama has to e...

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