Greenhill Humane Society sees more stray kittens than last year

"Recology to the Rescue!" - Staff at the Recology Western Oregon recycling center in McMinnville rescued four kittens on Tuesday after they had been buried in a mound of cardboard. (Photo from Recology Western Oregon)

EUGENE, Ore. - Greenhill Humane Society said from January to April of 2016 they took care of 35 stray kittens. This year that number is already 60.

They are asking for the public's help to take care of the kittens.

The humane society said they are looking for more to volunteer foster homes to tend to the kittens until they are old enough to be adopted.

Greenhill said the increase this year is because many stray cats had their kittens later in the year.

"Kitten season didn't really stop this year," Greenhill Humane Society community outreach director Lauren Merge said. "We are still seeing people who are finding kittens out in the wild who are taking care of babies themselves so we are hoping even more fosters help take care of this influx."

If you would like to be a foster parent for a kitten, go to Greenhill Humane Society's website.

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