Kitten season taxes shelters

Vicki Hoff, manager of the Save Our Cats and Kittens (SOCKS) shelter in Fort Walton Beach, arrived at work one morning to find a box wrapped in garbage bags sitting at the front door.

Inside was a kitten – “maybe two to three weeks old,” Hoff said.

For cat lovers, there’s no such thing as too many kittens. Local animal shelters may beg to differ.

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The nonprofit no-kill shelter SOCKS regularly receives stray cats, especially during kitten season and often in unexpected ways. A kitten recently arrived at SOCKS’ front door in a box wrapped in garbage bags.

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