Kitten season is taking its toll on shelters and rescues across the country and the Yuma branch is so overcrowded, after making arrangements with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona , a volunteer drove five hours to bring 60 kittens for intake.
“We currently have over 600 animals in our care”, Vanessa Ford spokeswoman for the HSSA the Arizona Daily Star. “Kitten season has definitely come to Southern Arizona. We’re looking for people who would like to become foster volunteers to help us with the influx. We always need the help, especially this time of year.”
Highlighting the need for both TNR and responsible pet ownership, HSSA’s chief operations officer, Brandy Burke said, “When we see cases like this, it underscores the need for everyone to do their part at the local level to help keep pet population under control.”