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:
Contact TNVR Groups for specific advice ASAP
Take pictures to assist with describing the situation
Leave food and water nearby
Alert neighbors to be on the lookout for them
Move or disturb (except in case of imminent danger)
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.