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Cat overpopulation pyramid chart points to cat overpopulation being a national crisis.

While these cat pyramid overpopulation charts are not accurate, they draw attention to cat overpopulation being a national crisis.

There’s no doubt too many cats can come from one cat

Cat and dog overpopulation is a huge problem, so much so that some animal advocacy organizations call it a national crisis, a crisis that could be averted by having your pet spayed or neutered.

Cats are particularly hard-wired to reproduce, according to Stephanie Heikkinen DMV, of Maine Wood Mobile Vet, Livermore Falls, Maine. A cat can have a litter of kittens two to three times a year with up to six kittens in each litter, resulting in quite a few extra kittens. Each kitten can have a litter at six months. The results are exponential cat overpopulation with one cat having an average of 2.8 kittens per litter. The controversial cat overpopulation chart, while known to overstate the problem, does illustrate how big the problem is.

For dogs, the numbers are smaller, but still overwhelming. One dog’s offspring can result in 4,372 dogs in seven years. But chances are they don’t all survive. If they survive kittenhood or puppyhood, many succumb to illness, neglect, predators, or end up being euthanized in shelters around the country. That’s one reason the chart is flawed.

Cat overpopulation huge with over 70 million cats in US

Mallory Kerley, Media Coordinator of the ASPCA, says, “It’s impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the United States. Estimates indicate there are up to 70 million cats. The average number of litters a fertile cat produces is one to two a year with the average litter being from four to six kittens. An average dog produces one litter a year with four to six puppies.

Cat overpopulation pyramid, while not accurate portrays just how much of a national crisis cat overpopulation is

Cat overpopulation pyramid, while not accurate portrays just how much of a national crisis cat overpopulation is

Cat overpopulation pyramid, while not accurate portrays just how much of a national crisis cat overpopulation is[/caption]

Yet, only ten percent of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered, she said. About 75 percent of owned pets are neutered. The ASPCA estimates that five out of ten dogs in shelters, and seven out of ten cats in shelters are destroyed simply because there is no one to adopt them.

This cute kitten was a product of feral parents. He's a wonder. With TNR, perhaps another kitten would not have been euthanized, waiting for a home.

This cute kitten was a product of feral parents. He’s a wonder. With TNR, perhaps another kitten would not have been euthanized, waiting for a home.

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Wordless Wednesday: Kitten goes for a ride

There’s nothing cuter than a kitten, and this little one checks out a classy pink car. Do your kitties like cars, even if they are the play kind?
Share your thoughts on this relatively Wordless Wednesday

Kitten goes for a ride in a classy pink convertible

Kitten goes for a ride in a classy pink convertible

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Lenny checks out this classy pink convertible.


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Category: Cat Humor, Lenny

Wordless Wednesday: Kitty Lenny looks up at high places

Do you find your cats often looking up, even if there seemingly is nothing there? What’s your favorite thing you see your cat doing? Please weigh in, leave your comments, and join the discussion.

Kitty Lenny looking up to see 'what's up there?

Kitty Lenny looking up to see ‘what’s up there?

Kitty Lenny can tell there is something that he wants to check out.

Kitty Lenny can tell there is something that he wants to check out.

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Wordless Wednesday

Kitties would like to go today, but mummy has to work, so they hang out inside by the fan. Looks like they are staying cool, and enjoying a nice easy day, unlike their mummy.
What are your kitties doing this very hot summer day? Please share.

Little Yellow, also known as Paws, finds all kinds of things to be amused with inside.

Little Yellow, also known as Paws, finds all kinds of things to be amused with inside.

Kitty Little Yellow is thinking what can I do next?

Kitty Little Yellow is thinking what can I do next?

Kitties Little Yellow and Lenny say it's too hot to wrestle this morning.

Kitties Little Yellow and Lenny say it’s too hot to wrestle this morning.

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Wordless Wednesday: It’s Kitten Season

The days are getting longer, and the days are getting warmer. With that comes kitten season. They are just the cutest, sweetest creatures. And they are so funny. Take a look at some pictures of Lenny was he was just a baby. Hard to think that was two years ago this coming May.

Do you have some kitten stories you’d like to share. If so, please leave a comment below because kittens are indeed the epitome of Wordless. There’s no words to describe how cute they are. Pictures tell the whole story.

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At Paws for Reflection, we're serious about cats, writing about cat health, cat rescue and cat news. We delve into why cats are the absolute best soul mates. We spring in a little humor with lots of travel tips, photos and a few feline tales, making Paws for Reflection a must stop for cat information on the cat crazed Internet. BJ is an award-winning blogger/journalist, communications professional and photographer.

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