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A phenomenon known as “kitten season” takes place from mid-spring to the end of fall. While kitten season might sound like something amazing, it’s actually way too much of a great thing.

Animal shelters are already pressed for resources (especially in large cities) due to the large number of animals in their care. During kitten season, pregnant mother cats give birth in droves. As you can imagine, this pushes shelters and their staff to their limits as hundreds of stray kittens pour through the doors.

The San Diego Human Society established a special Kitten Nursery in response to this influx of felines. It is currently one of the only places neonatal kittens can receive 24-hour round the clock care just like they would from their mothers! The staff feeds them, bathes them, cuddles them, and does anything and everything else a little kitty might need.

Kitten season is a really huge problem for humane societies across the globe. We’d encourage you to do your part and make sure your feline friend is spayed or neutered. Also, check out the San Diego Humane Society to learn more about their nursery. You can even go above and beyond by adopting a cat from them or by sending a small donation!