Georgetown Animal Services

Kitty Overpopulation

The American Humane Association produced an article entitled “How Do You Produce 80 Million Cats?”. In it, they illustrated how quickly pet populations can grow beyond humanity’s ability to care for them. Below is included that startling illustration.

How Do You Produce 80 Million Cats?

It’s simple. Just allow two cats and their surviving offspring to breed for 10 years. In that time, you’ll have produced 80,399,780 cats (this assumes two litters per year and 2.8 surviving kittens per litter). Humans simply do not produce at these outrageous rates. Nor does every human born want a kitten. And since every cat needs a human (that’s what domestic means), this adds up to a great deal of unwanted kittens and cats in our community. Please help up end this tragic over-population problem by spaying or neutering your cats.


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