These kittens were brought into LAPS in last year’s kitten round up. The events is an opportbuity to bring in stray or unwanted kittens. This year‘s event is on Saturday.

These kittens were brought into LAPS in last year’s kitten round up. The events is an opportbuity to bring in stray or unwanted kittens. This year‘s event is on Saturday.

Kitten round up set for Saturday

Langley Animal Protection Society is encouraging people to drop off unwanted kittens, nursing mothers and pregnant cats.

Have an unwanted pregnant cat or litter of kittens?

Langley’s animal shelter wants them, no questions asked. For the second year, the Patti Dale animal shelter is hosting its kitten round up this Saturday.

Langley Animal Protection Society hosts this event to prevent dozens of kittens from being dumped on the streets, breeding and creating more kittens.

The shelter has lined up enough foster families willing to take in the kittens or pregnant or nursing cats dropped off to the shelter.

If you can’t make it to the shelter, they will come to you. Just text 604-332-4449.

Organizers of the event say there are around 22,000 feral and abandoned cats in Langley. Kittens can be pregnant as young as four months old.

At last year’s event, 28 kittens, five nursing moms and one pregnant cat were turned in.

Ten kittens from two different litters were put in a cardboard box, taped shut and left to die in the hot sun, abandoned at a Langley City dumpster in the beginning of July.

Luckily, a passerby heard meowing and rescued the kittens. One didn’t survive, and three ran away, but the remaining six were fostered and cared for by LAPS.

Two weeks later, another batch of kittens were left in a closed rubber container at Aldergrove Park in the warm sun.

They were found quickly and also went foster homes.

Internet sensation Tinykittens.com founder Shelley Roche is one of those foster moms who has allowed the world to watch as she nurses litter after litter back to health and helps them find permanent homes.

LAPS is currently looking to build a 1,200 square foot building just to deal with spay and neuter and the ever-increasing wild cat population.

The Patti Dale Animal shelter is located at 26220 56 Ave.