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Kitten season is upon us

Kitten season is upon us

What is kitten season? Kitten season is a term used to describe the period in which cats predominantly breed and give birth. Although cats can breed nearly all year long, Kitten Season tends to run from April to late autumn. During the summer months, LAA tends to see a higher number of pregnant cats and kittens coming through the doors, all needing new homes.

There’s no doubt kittens are incredibly cute bundles of joy. Things will never be the same again once a furry little ball of energy enters your life. Watching them grow up with you and your family is an absolute delight.

What people sometimes don’t realise, however, is that for all those big eyes and playful paws, kittens can be a lot of work. They don’t come with an off-switch! Just like babies, kittens are hugely demanding of your time.

Is a kitten right for me?

It’s worth thinking carefully whether an adult cat might suit your needs better. Not only are they more self-reliant, but they’re also more likely to respect your home rather than climb up the curtains. If you’re on the fence about whether a kitten or an adult cat suits your lifestyle better, let us introduce you to Kinder.


Kinder is a three year old tortoiseshell domestic shorthair (coat colouring named for its similarity to tortoiseshell material) who came into our care through her previous owner. She came in heavily pregnant and has been with us a while now after having four kittens. We know she has had multiple litters in the past and now is her time to have all the love and attention she deserves.

Though she was a fantastic mum, Kinder has now been spayed and her life starts now. Kinder is a sweet-natured girl who enjoys fuss but it may be on her own terms at times. If you are lucky you will get a little face bump! She is still quite young-at-heart and enjoys playing with her toys so she will need a home where the adopters are willing to give her the physical and mental stimulation she needs.

Kinder can live with respectful children aged 12 years and over. She prefers the company of people over other animals, so she would need to be rehomed as the only pet in the house. She will eventually need indoor and outdoor access, as she loves to explore.

We have many cats just like Kinder still looking for their forever home. If you are interested in meeting her, our current kittens or any other cat available for adoption, please visit our website to fill out the Interested Parties form -

If now is not the right time for adopting a cat or kitten but you would still like to support our mission, you could always visit the Amazon Wishlist on our website to donate much-needed kitten food. Or you could even sign up to become a LAA Member! Membership to Leicester Animal Aid is one of the very best ways you can demonstrate your commitment to helping dogs and cats in need. Please visit the Membership page on our website for more information.