As residents in California continue to deal with the drought, kittens are also being impacted.
On Monday, it was revealed during a news conference that cats in the Golden State are mating more and thus multiplying in population. Unfortunately, this means local shelters do not have enough room to house all the babies! Nooooooooooooo.
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Oakland Animal Services’ director Rebecca Katz says there are more then 80 kittens without parents in the town’s Fruitvale shelter — and that they've taken in 30 percent more of the furry felines than usual this time of year.
All of the kittens seen in this post are not those who are suffering. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
On the contrary, California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Supervising Wildlife Biologist Jason Holley does not believe the change is necessarily related to the drought.
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“There might be some correlation there, but if the drought is the cause, who knows,” he said.
In the meantime, Oakland Animal Services are requesting donations and volunteers to help give these kittens a better life. To get involved, please visit OaklandAnimalServices.org or PetFoodExpress.com.