Shelter dogs, puppies, kittens and cats are regularly being euthanized due to lack of space at the shelter and foster homes are staying full without adoptions.
The 2013 kitten season started late this year due to cool temperatures. As a result, a staggering number of kittens arrived at the East County Animal Shelter in Dublin late spring.
Cats go into heat every 6-12 weeks when temperatures are warm - which is most of the year in the Tri-Valley. One female cat can have up to 4-5 litters of kittens each year and a female dog can have 2-3 litters!