Friday, March 16, 2012
TNR: R U doing it?
Well folks it's kitten season again. All the unfixed cats roaming our alleys and parks and streets are going to be having their babies.
An unspayed female cat will go into heat every three weeks, and kittens as young as six months old can produce kittens One mamacat can have eighteen kittens in one season!
Many of these kittens will die, because cats weren't meant to live in city alleys. Some of them will grow up to be feral cats themselves, repeating the cycle and creating yet more street cats. A lucky few will make it inside, courtesy of caring people in the community and the TNR movement.
Want to save kittens? Bloggers tell you how. I love 2kitties1pittie's illustrated account of a small TNR project. Guess what -- she did it, and you can do it too.
Twokittiesonepittie: What is TNR anyway?
Beastsandbeauty: Doing right by alley cats
Pictured above: Porkchop and Isla with their baby, MeToo, before Kim TNRed.