Kittens & TNVR

What to do about Kittens


Every year starting in late winter, thousands of free-roaming cats give birth to kittens across Prince George’s County.  Many kittens don’t survive, but a large number of kittens do.  These kittens create any number of problems for homeowners, business owners, property managers, and colony caregivers.  The problems caused by the presence of kittens vary depending on the circumstances and the humans involved, so each case is unique.  Advice and assistance for your case must be tailored to your needs in order to be helpful.  If you need information, advice, or assistance regarding kittens, don’t wait until the problem becomes urgent to call local TNVR Groups.  During this season, they are very busy assisting residents due to the large numbers of kittens.   Below are some general Do’s and Don’ts for kittens:


DOs

  • Contact TNVR Groups for specific advice ASAP
  • kitten 2Take pictures to assist with describing the situation
  • Leave food and water nearby 
  • Alert neighbors to be on the lookout for them
     

DONT's

  • Move or disturb (except in case of imminent danger)
  • Wait to seek assistance and advice

 

Additional Information:

About Kittens – Laurel Cats

Kitten Care Webinars | Alley Cat Allies

Kitten Care Kit | Alley Cat Allies

Kitten Lady - YouTube


 

Information for Property Managers

 

As a result of large numbers of unowned cats in Prince George’s County, property managers and business owners are challenged with common cat problems as well as unique problems related to managing their particular business or property.   It is recommended to contact a local TNVR group to start TNVR to stabilize the cat population first and then they can work with owners/managers to address specific issues.  Local TNVR groups can be found at the beginning of the “Get Help” section above.