Rescue groups want you prepared for kitten season


Local animal rescue groups want you to be prepared for what they call, kitten season.

When the weather starts to warm up there’s an influx of kittens at local shelters.

This is the time when kittens are the most vulnerable to being euthanized in county shelters for lack of room.

If possible, shelters encourage to not bring kittens in until they are 8 weeks old and can be adopted.

If the mom is missing, call the shelter for further guidance.

“When a kitten is 8 weeks old, you will be able to tell because their eyes are opened,” said Margot DeConna of the Alachua County Humane Society. “They’ll be moving around, and they will look like a cat moving around. They will be coordinated.”

The Humane Society says it’s always in need of fosters for underage kittens and donated supplies-especially kitten milk replacer.

For more information on how to care for the kittens you find, you can go to

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