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When is Kitten Season?

Wondering when kitten season is and what it is?

Kitten season is the time when most unaltered female cats go into heat and start giving birth to litters of kittens. When a female cat is in heat, it means she is ready to meet a male cat and conceive.

Although cats can go into heat any time of year, it most often happens during the warmer months. This means that warmer climates like in Southern California often experience two kitten seasons.

Kitten season typically runs from March through October. During this time, there is a rise in kittens, most of which come from feral cat colonies, and end up in shelters. Female cats can even conceive more than one litter at once, meaning they’ll give birth to multiple kittens who have different fathers as a result of mating with different males within a period of seven days.

During kitten season animal shelters experience an influx of kittens. It’s a great time to adopt a couple of kittens or to volunteer at your local animal shelter. They need all the help they can get!

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Content Specialist
DOG PERSON🐶

Pets: My dog Benji is mixed Yorkie, Poodle, Chihuahua, and MaltiPom (YorkiPooChiMaltiPom?), yet he mysteriously bears no resemblance to any of these breeds.
Fun stuff: I love to cook!

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