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4th Annual Kitten Shower

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Taylor-Grady House

634 Prince Avenue

Athens, GA 30601

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Join us for our 4th Annual Kitten Shower at the timeless and classically Athenian Taylor Grady House!

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We are so excited to put on our 4th Annual Kitten Shower at the classically beautiful Taylor Grady House in Athens, GA. Please join us for this incredibly fun event on Sunday, April 28th from 12:30-2:30 because kitten season is here and we need your help! Kitten season is the time of year when cats give birth, flooding animal shelters and rescue groups across the nation with homeless litters. YOU can help by attending this awesome event geared specifically at helping ease the burden of kitten season. We will have lots to do at this kid-friendly event so feel free to bring your little animal overs! Enjoy a tasty brunch catered by Athens own Mama's Boy! Sit back, relax, and an enjoy a brunch with mimosas, bloody marys, coffee, desserts, and more. The main attraction will be our adoptable kittens + a kitten kissing booth for your photo taking pleasure! It's the purrfect event for all kitten + brunch lovers! Our kittens will be ready to receive all the love you can give during this two hour event, so come see firsthand the little lives you are helping us save!

Attending the Kitten Shower is such an amazing way to help us this Spring. We would LOVE to beat the amount we raised at last year's Kitten Shower so please invite your friends, share, and spread the word!! The Kitten Shower is set up similar to baby shower so we ask that guests bring a desperately needed item(s) from our wish list to help with the financial pressures of kitten season. Your gift does not need to be wrapped, but it's also fun to go all out!

Keep reading to learn more about kitten season...

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What is Kitten Season?

Did you know that the feline reproductive cycle is influenced by two factors; warmer weather and the amount of daylight in a 24-hour period? In our local climate, we can experience warm periods of weather at any time during the year, so kittens are born throughout the year. However, the greatest number of kittens are born during "kitten season", which begins in early spring and runs through late fall. As the amount of daylight begins to increase at the winter solstice (December 21st), the reproductive cycle of intact females kicks into gear, and most will go into heat by January 15th. The feline gestation period is about 60 days, so the first litters of the season start arriving about March 15th each year. As the year progresses towards the vernal equinox (September 21st), the amount of daylight in a 24-hour period is decreasing, causing the feline reproductive cycle to wane. At 5 months, a cat can become pregnant.

Why kitten season is too much of a cute thing

Resources already hard to come by—like food, money, and space—are often stretched to their limit as shelters and other rescue groups, which often take in thousands of adult animals every year, are inundated with homeless kittens. As shelters and rescue groups struggle to house as many cats as possible, the risk of illness increases. The chances that an adult cat will find a home typically drop—they are generally overlooked by potential adopters when cute kittens are in abundance. The burden often carries over to staff and vet services, who attempt to cope with the overwhelming number of cats.

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