5th Annual Kitten Shower

April 25, 2021 @ 11:00AM — 2:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Enjoy a lovely rustic brunch with the company of spring's newest kittens!

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Spring brings more than just flowers--support AAHS and their fight against kitten season

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Athens Area Humane Society is proud to present one of our most beloved events of the year--the 5th Annual Kitten Shower! Spend an afternoon amongst the company of this year's newest batch of furbabies at the lovely Belmont Place.

The Belmont Place is a rustic event venue located on the outskirts of Athens, Georgia. The barn sits on five acres of beautiful landscape with a countryside setting. As you explore the Belmont Place, you will find a canopy of beautiful 100-year-old pecan and oaks trees scattered around the property. The barn, once an old dairy barn, has since been restored into the beautiful venue standing today.

Please join us for this entertaining event because kitten season is here, and we need your help. For those unaware, kitten season is the time of year when unaltered cats enter their breeding season, flooding animal shelters and rescue groups across the nation with absurdly high numbers of homeless feline litters. YOU can help by attending this incredible event geared specifically at helping ease the burden of kitten season. We will have lots to do at this kid-friendly event, so feel free to bring your little animals over! Sit back, relax, and enjoy a brunch with drinks, food, music, and more. The main attraction will be our soon-to-be-adoptable kittens available for snuggles. It's the purrfect event for all kitten + brunch lovers! Our kittens will be ready to receive all the love you can give during this three-hour event, so see firsthand the little lives you are helping us save!

The event is indoors and outdoors making it a perfect venue to keep our patrons safe. Covid safety guidelines and practices will be in place for event goer safety. Mask coverings are required/

Attending the Kitten Shower is such a fantastic way to help us this Spring. The event set up is similar to a baby shower, so we ask that guests bring a desperately needed item(s) from our wishlist to help with the financial pressures of kitten season. Here’s the link to the kitten shower registry ➡️ https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/Y1I8PTQRB3SW...


Keep reading to learn more about kitten season.
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What is Kitten Season?
Did you know that the feline reproductive cycle is influenced by two factors; warmer weather and the amount of daylight in a 24-hour period? In our local climate, we can experience warm periods of weather at any time during the year, so kittens are born throughout the year. However, the most significant number of kittens are born during "kitten season," which begins in early spring and runs through late fall. As the amount of daylight begins to increase at the winter solstice (December 21st), the reproductive cycle of intact females kicks into gear, and most will go into heat by mid-January. The feline gestation period is about 60 days, so the first litters of the season start arriving about mid-March each year. As the year progresses towards the vernal equinox (September 21st), the amount of daylight in a day decreases, causing the feline reproductive cycle to wane. At five months, a cat can become pregnant. That’s a lot of kitty!
Why kitten season is too much of a cute thing

Resources already hard to come by—like food, money, and space—are often stretched to their limit. Shelters that often take in hundred or thousands of pets every year are hit with a surge of homeless kittens. Shelters and rescue groups struggle to house as many cats as possible, and the overabundance of felines within such close quarters causes the risk of illness to increase. An adult cat's chances to find a home typically drop and they are generally overlooked by potential adopters when cute kittens are in abundance. The burden often carries over to staff and vet services, who attempt to cope with the overwhelming number of cats.