OVER the past couple of decades, improved urban animal management has significantly reduced the number of stray animals.
Increased microchipping means that lost pets are easily reunited with owners, as long as their details are up to date.
We’ve been a little slower to embrace desexing, particularly with cats. Canine overpopulation remains a problem in some semi-urban and rural areas, but cats are another matter.
Even today, because of the numbers of stray and semi-owned cats, the rehoming rate of cats from shelters is much lower than for dogs. Add to this the fact that cats can go on heat as early as three and a half months of age and can have a litter before six months. Cats need our help.
Early age desexing is safe and helps reduce the number of unwanted kittens admitted to shelters. If you’re considering adopting a kitten, there are some strong arguments for adopting two.
You’re saving an additional life, and two kittens is definitely twice the fun. They have each other to entertain, play-wrestle with, and snuggle.
So if you’re have room for two cats, it’s great to adopt them at the same time. You’ll be glad you did.