Someone dumped a box of newborn kittens outside one of the vet clinics yesterday and they called to ask if there were any fosters. As various people had been writing in for fosters, I knew there weren't any - finding fosters is usually difficult, finding them at festive seasons is worse.
We had one woman who wrote in and offered to foster, but when I asked if she could take in some cats, she's not available till June. The cats were sent to the SPCA.
Dumping happens everywhere - caregivers from all over have been telling me that they have had large numbers of cats dumped on them of late. It's been a slew of festive seasons, so abandonment has been going on.
It's really sad to see that people just take their cat and throw it out, or worse, they let their cat breed, and then dump the kittens downstairs. Some volunteers report seeing the same coloured kittens being dumped periodically, so the mother cat is well and breeding somewhere. The problem is how to find these people abandoning the cats. Some people are so blase about it, that they don't even think it's worth hiding, but finding enough evidence to prosecute can be very difficult.