How to help during 'Kitten Season'

ByMichelle Corless via WLS logo
Sunday, June 27, 2021
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It's June and that means it's kitten season. Many shelters see an explosion of kittens being brought in during the warmer months.

DUPAGE COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- It's June and that means it's kitten season. Many shelters see an explosion of kittens being brought in during the warmer months.

"A lot of times we need help with the kittens that are brought into us," said Dr. Barbara Hanek,

Veterinarian Administrator, DuPage County Animal Services.

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But bringing a stray kitten in may not be the best idea. She says for feral kittens that are out with their mother, let them be.

"Mom is the best caretaker," said Hanek.

If you're interested in helping, DuPage County relies on foster families. They also have pets up for adoption. You can learn more here.