Global warming does something good: More cuddly and loveable kitties witties!!!
So says the report by Pets Across America, a national pets adoption group:
GLOBAL WARMING KEY FACTOR IN INCREASE OF CAT POPULATION
Increasing temperatures across country major factor as cat populations rise at alarming rates
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 6, 2007) — These days cats outnumber dogs by 13.5 million and that
number is growing. Today more than ever, animal shelters across the United States are reporting skyrocketing influxes of cats and kittens being brought into their agencies. Many believe global warming is extending cat breeding seasons and causing the cat population to swell.
According to Kathy Warnick, president of Pets Across America — the largest umbrella organization for animal shelters serving more than 130 million people, global warming is thought to be a contributing factor to the dramatic increase of stray, owned, and feral cats.
“Cats are typically warm-weather, spring-time breeders,” reminds Warnick, who also serves as
president of the Humane Society of Missouri. “However, states that typically experience primarily longer and colder winters are now seeing shorter, warmer winters, leading to year-round breeding. Basically, there is no longer a reproduction lull with cat breeding cycles and unfortunately, it seems more people are bringing boxes of kittens into our agencies during winter now.”
Across the nation, shelters are reporting spikes in their cat and kitten intakes. Several Pets Across America shelters experienced an increase of more than 30 percent from 2005 to 2006. The organization associates their steady increase of cat intake — a startling 7 percent last year alone — to likely be an example of how warmer climates really do affect the number of cats breeding more frequently.
“We have long discussed the benefits of spaying and neutering cats. It is likely that global warming is probably not going to be slowing any time soon, therefore, it benefits everyone when pet owners take action and spay and neuter their pet,” says Bob Rohde, vice-president of Pets Across America and president of the Dumb Friends League in Denver, Colo.
Too many kittehs! (Is such a things exists?)
But it couldn’t possibly be because of irresponsible pet owners, increased food resources or any other reasons. It must be GLOBUL WARMINGS!!!
After all, global warming is the cause of EVERYTHING EVER!!!
But at least that means more cute kitties, more warm cuddlies, and more lolcats for your awwwsocute-hahaha viewing pleasure:
By me, using MS Paint and Icanhascheezburger lolcat builder. Original image from wayodd.