April 9, 2009
Rena Sarigianopoulos, KARE 11 reports
Spring means new life...and lots of new kittens. While they are adorable, the staggering number can create an overpopulation problem for the Animal Humane Society.
This spring and summer, the Animal Humane Society will likely see 10,000 new kittens. Not only is it more than the organization can hold at its five facilities, it also creates a problem for older cats. Once prospective cat owners see the kittens, the adult cats are less likely to get adopted.
Mission: Meow is a program to help solve both problems. It's a foster program specifically created to give adult cats a better chance for adoption. The objective is to place adult cats into foster homes during the summer months when we see a large influx of kittens. They'll then be returned during the slower months of winter for a better chance at being adopted.
Learn more about Mission: Meow and watch the KARE 11 segment below.