It is estimated that there are upwards of
70 million stray and feral cats in the United States
with more than 3 million entering shelters every year.
Nearly 1/3 of them will be euthanized
due to a lack of space, resources,
and interested adopters.
A female cat can become pregnant as young as
4 months of age and have up to 3 litters per year
with each litter averaging 3 to 5 kittens.
Less than half of those kittens will survive to adulthood
with those that do living only 2 to 3 years
if not belonging to a managed colony.