Summer is the beginning of "kitten season," a time when the overflow of kittens
Summer is the beginning of "kitten season," a time when the overflow of kittens and unwanted pets is dropped on the doorways of animal shelters. Animal welfare officials hope that a $150,000 grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture to help subsidize the cost for low-income pet-owners of spaying or neutering their animals, in hope this will decrease the euthanasia rate for animals turned over to the shelters. Over the past decade, the rate has been about 50 percent. In 1996, Maine shelters reportedly received 28,600 animals, with 11,530, or f40 percent, being adopted. The grant will add to the Maine Federation' of Humane Societies' Control Animal Population program.
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Skelton, Kathryn, "Summer is the beginning of "kitten season," a time when the overflow of kittens" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3063.