We wish there didn’t have to be a “kitten season” — that time of year when unfixed feral cats give birth to litters of kittens — but we might as well cope with it as best we can … with a little bit of humor.
I was walking a dog in Noe Valley the other day when I noticed one of the San Francisco SPCA’s ads for kitten season adoptions. At first the ad struck me as a little odd, especially as I struggled to identify what exactly was going on. I recognized the familiar shape of a pacifier, but this particular baby tool was modified in a strange way. As I approached the ad, which was placed at a bus stop, my curiosity was rewarded with a pleasant laugh of surprise.
It was a pacifier with a mouse toy on it! As I read the accompanying caption, it made purr-fect sense. In honor of kitten season, the SF SPCA is offering two-for-one kitten adoption deals. Instead of dismaying over the cat overpopulation problem, they are trying to put a celebratory twist on it — that bringing home a new kitten is like bringing home a new baby. Better than a baby — a cat won’t talk back to you when she becomes a teenager!
To find out more about what you can do to help with kitten season, check out the SF SPCA’s website, and for the love of cats, spay and neuter your feline friends!
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