Kitten fosters needed in South Georgia

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By: Emma Wheeler | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 12, 2019

ECHOLS COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- Spring is starting to hit South Georgia, but breeding season is already here, and that means local rescues need some extra hands.

The Lowndes County Animal Shelter and Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County are looking for help to foster young kittens.

County officials said kittens need to be at least eight weeks old before they can stay at the shelter. With breeding season already here, rescues and shelters in the area are already seeing an increase of litters being surrendered.

Both the Lowndes County Shelter and the Humane Society of Valdosta/ Lowndes County are in the process of planning a workshop to teach the community how to care for the tiny kittens.

"We have times through the spring that we will have several litters of kittens that will be brought to the shelter in a single day, and of course we get them all out as quickly as we can to the volunteers that are available, but very shortly those volunteers will run out of space," said Lowndes County Public Information Officer Paige Dukes. "We hope we have citizens that are interested in this process."

Officials are asking everyone to spay and neuter their pets, saying it's the only way to tackle pet overpopulation and reduce euthanasia rates.