cat multiplication chart
Courtesy of Forgotten Felines of Sonoma
Two uncontrolled breeding cats can create the following:
Two litters a year ... at a survival rate of 2.8 kittens per litter with continued breeding...
- 12 cats the first year
- 66 cats the second year
- 2,201 cats in the third year
- 3,822 cats in the fourth year
- 12,680 cats in the fifth year, and so on ...
- Multiplying to a staggering 80,399,780 cats in the tenth year!!!
For every human baby born, 15 puppies and 45 kittens are also born. Millions of cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters each year due to the overwhelming number of unwanted animals. Many more suffer and die on the streets without having known the comfort of a real home. For each kitten or puppy born, another just as deserving of a decent life will die. Please do not let your pets breed. There are simply just not enough homes for them all.
Please spay or neuter your cats and encourage others to do the same!