By 1010 WINS’ Susan Richard
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — They call it “kitten season,” and while that sounds pretty cute, the reality is very sad.
Each year, in the spring and summer months, thousands of kittens are born to both unspayed pets and street cats in the Tri-State area, and many of them end up at kill shelters.
In the five boroughs, Animal Care & Control of New York becomes inundated with the young felines virtually overnight, according to Executive Director Julie Bank.
In response, the Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals, created the New York City Feral Cat Initiative, which offers resources to rescuers including free workshops sponsored by Pet Smart Charities.
Topics include bottle feeding, socializing feral kittens and managing feral cat colonies.