Tuesday, September 8, 2009

How many Litters of Kittens can a female cat have in a lifetime if not spayed?


Have you ever wondered how many litters of kittens a cat can have?



Well here are some basic numbers to show how fast cat populations can get out of hand.


The average number of litters a fertile cat can produce in one year is 3.

The average number of kittens in a feline litter is 4–6.

In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats.

Only 1 in 12 of those 420,000 cats born find a home. :o(

Even if you found homes for all your cats, you are still taking away homes that other homeless cats could have had by adding to the population.

There are no excuses for your allowing a pet cat to have kittens.

Please Spay your cat!!!!

19 comments:

  1. Don't let a cat suffer please spay them.

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  2. Spayed cats don't poop.

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  3. cat piss smells bad thats they there cats in rescue !!! coz they pissed all over there old owners house !! get you kittens from a breeder who has a returns policy !!!

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    1. Most rescues have a return policy too! You don't need to go to a breeder. Please rescue. Breeders are just adding to the problem of overpopulation.

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  4. And Neuter!!! It takes a male and a female to make the kittens...!!!!

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  5. My cats are gay.

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  6. Good grief! Are these people for real? Spayed cats don't poop? If cats don't poop, it's because they're sick. See a vet! Cat piss smells better if you get a cat from a breeder? Really?! What an ignorant comment! Cat piss smells if you don't clean the box regularly. Get your pets spayed and neutered and quit making such dumb excuses for not doing so. Amazing how many numb skulls there are out there...SCARY!

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    1. Awesome! I laughed my head off....Right On for you saying that. It needed to be said.:)

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    2. I have been reading the replies also and yea it is so stupid of ppl to think that way...but cant handle kittens...get a dog...as a matter of fact...dont like how innocent and precious a life is...then dont have animals or kids...dont like the responsibilities...live alone...there u go...problem solve...what heartless ppl u all are...an animal have the right experience parenthood as an human does...just heartless u people...seriously...get a life...a have two males and three females...and three beautiful kittens that have homes already...so go choke on that...

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  7. Only in Lost Angeles, California, land of the fruits and nuts!

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  8. LA is the name of the shelter, not the location. This shelter is in Nova Scotia, look it up in a map, nit wit. I have never read so many ridiculous comments to a blog post. Some of you people should really visit a library soon.

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  9. Perfect "Excuse" why cats were meant to have kittens: If they didn't you wouldn't have the one you love so much! Eventually they would be extinct. They were not meant to breed!! How would you like it if someone was to breed you!! Over and over again? Stray or adopted grab it up and love it!! I have a tortoiseshell cat. She was a young stray when I took her in. She's had a litter.I still have an elderly woman who emails and sends pics a few times each year of my cat's son she named Anubis. My favorite pic is of him and his friend Squirrel. :) That's another perfect "excuse" why cats have kittens. Other methods need to be used and thought of . Eventually if everyone immediately spayed their pet we would be hunting for wild and rare animals.

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    1. It's almost impossible that this would ever happen.
      If you are curious as to why we push spay and neuter procedures....check out any of your local shelters. Or better yet, give them a call and see how they feel when they have to euthanize any of the current population due to over-capacity.

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  10. I have spent the last few days trapping and delivering kittens a stray cat has been harbouring in my backyard. Four have been delivered to good homes, and two are left to be caught. The Mother Cat is VERY angry with me, and I thought that since she appears to be nursing is it better to leave the 8 or 10 week old kittens with her for awhile. If so for how long before the kittens become too wild and cannot be domesticated?

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  11. Charles Manson / David Janssen

    spay – to remove or extirpate the ovaries : CASTRATE
    vasectomization
    gonadectomies

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  12. I thank all cats should declawed and deballed thay ruin cars and trucks climbing allover them. And tare trash all over the place.

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