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What dragged in the cat

Never mind the polar bears and the glaciers. This global warming thing  is getting serious:

Droves of cats and kittens are swarming into animal shelters nationwide, and global warming is to blame, according to one pet adoption group.

Several shelters operated by a national adoption organization called Pets Across America reported a 30 percent increase in intakes of cats and kittens from 2005 to 2006, and other shelters across the nation have reported similar spikes of stray, owned and feral cats.

The cause of this feline flood is an extended cat breeding season thanks to the world's warming temperatures, according to the group, which is one of the country's oldest and largest animal welfare organizations.

“Cats are typically warm-weather, spring-time breeders,” said the group's president, Kathy Warnick. “However, states that typically experience primarily longer and colder winters are now seeing shorter, warmer winters, leading to year-round breeding.”

No wonder President Bush finally came around.

Posted in: Current Affairs


Sun, 06/10/2007 - 4:10pm

Interestingly, the Live Science article on cats cites another phenomenon ...penguins are laying eggs later because of the Antartic temperature plunge. So the answer to this double cunumdrum is to export momma cats to the South Pole and while sending the always-formal birds to the North Pole.