It's Spring in Western New York, and along with more favorable weather, kitten season is here. Local rescue shelters are getting inundated with stray and abandoned kittens or pregnant cats which can prove to be tough financially on non-profit shelters.

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According to NEWS 4 (WIVB-TV) A Purr-fect Fit Animal Rescue & Adoption Center is bringing awareness to this time of year with its 4th annual Kitten Shower. Yep, that's right a baby shower, but for kittens.

The volunteers who normally foster at home, all brought their kittens in this past Saturday for people with pre-approved adoption applications to come to see which kitten they’d be taking home.

Shelter Manager Chris Wiehe says it’s support from the community by way of donations that allow a Purr-fect Fit to take care of these cats’ medical needs and so much more.

“Everybody here works for the love of the animals, and nobody is paid for any of this stuff. So the more support we can get, the more animals we can take in,” said Shelter Manager Chris Wiehe.

A Purr-fect Fit also wants people to be responsible pet owners.

According to’s impossible to determine how many stray  cats live in the United States. Estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million.

In addition The National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy , says less than 2% of cats and only 15 to 20% of dogs are returned to their owners.

They say cats and dogs are not disposable and spaying and neutering is potentially the best way to help animal shelters with the burden of Spring "kitten season".


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