The Durban and Coast SPCA urges residents to support the association during kitten season as their resources are strained.

Tanya Fleischer, marketing manager of the association said they were taking strain with an influx of kittens.

“More than 2 000 cats and kittens were brought in during October, November and December last year. It is anticipated that the situation will be more or less the same now. We’ve rescued several kittens recently. They are at our feline shelter,” Fleischer said.

She said the cat season is actually a massive strain on shelters and animal rescues like the Durban and Coast SPCA.

“We urge the community to please help us by donating sachets of kitten food, dry kitten food, tinned kitten food and kitty litter. Even better, please come and adopt a cat or kitten from our Springfield Park home and provide them with a cosy home. We also urge members of the public to please ensure that their cats are sterilized,” said Fleischer

Fleischer also said that they are also looking for dedicated volunteers to join their marketing team in raising funds for the animals in their care.

“We will be holding a volunteer orientation morning on 5 December which is also International Volunteer Day, to inform anyone interested about what it means to be a volunteer and what activities are involved,” she said.