“Buster,” “Grey,” “Kit” and “Kat” are safe in foster care. They were taken from their mom way too early and a product of not spaying and neutering. Two were found dumped by a gas station and two were born from a feral mom on someone’s property.

Although we urge people to spay and neuter, most felines slip through the cracks and these four, like countless others, are the product of it. It is very sad. Although rescues do their best to help keep down the population of kittens born each year, not all make it safely to foster care.

Most are farm cats having litter after litter and given away to those who do not have the money or resources to get them fixed and the cycle continues. These four will not suffer that same fate. They will be properly vetted and when old enough, Paws and Claws will ensure they will be spayed and neutered and placed in homes that will be their guardians to keep them safe for the rest of their little lives.

Please, we urge you, if you are to obtain a pet, do the responsible thing and spay/neuter as quickly as you can. If you do not have the money to do so, please think before you act. The number of unwanted kittens is staggering. Help keep the numbers down.

For more information on how you can adopt, spay/neuter or help the cause, contact Paws and Claws Koochiching County Emergency Rescue — 218-235-8735; pawsandclawskoochcounty.com; pawsandclawskoochcounty@gmail.com. Also find us on Facebook.

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