If you own critters, PLEASE, be a responsible human and get them fixed. I worked in animal rescue for 10 years and it never ceases to appal me when people let their animal have a litter of puppies or kittens and then expect the offspring to become the problem of a rescue group or shelter.
Newsflash: If you don’t want 7 puppies or kittens, you need to have your dog or cat spayed/neutered!!!! If you don’t those 7 puppies or kittens are your problem.
I once watched one of my fellow rescuers on the phone with a women whose cat just had kittens…the conversation went something like this:
Rescuer: Well Mame, where did the kittens come from?
Women: Oh well my cat had kittens.
Rescuer: Why didn’t you have your cat spayed?
Women: Well I wanted my children to witness the miracle of life
Rescuer: Well now you should take the kittens down to one of the shelters and your children can witness the miracle of death.
End of call…
YOUR ANIMALS are YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. Act accordingly. There are many low cost spay/neuter programs available to help you with this. There are too many homeless animals wondering about this world and not enough homes to adopt them all. Help stop perpetuating the problem and get your animal fixed!
If you’re around the Houston area check out my friends at: http://www.texaslittercontrol.org/