VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - The US Humane Society estimates 6-8 million homeless animals enter shelters every year.
The Terre Haute Humane Society says they see an animal uptick in the springtime.
We spoke with operations manager Fred Strohm.
He's nicknamed the time period "Kitten Season."
That's because of the many litters of pregnant cats that are brought in.
Strohm says spaying and neutering your felines is critical.
"One pair of unaltered cats over a nine-year span can produce 11 million cats...or one pair of unaltered dogs can produce 67,000 dogs. If you stop and get those one pair at the beginning done, you can stop that cycle," Strohm said.
Low-income pet owners can receive free spay and neuter assistance.
To learn more about that, click here.
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