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Updated: 04/27/2014 07:58:04PM

Season of kittens

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SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER

Local animal shelters are beginning to take in an influx of kittens, which are born in the wild in large numbers around this time of year. The Animal Welfare League shelter in Charlotte Harbor, for one, is nearing capacity.

SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER

Local animal shelters are beginning to take in an influx of kittens, which are born in the wild in large numbers around this time of year. The Animal Welfare League shelter in Charlotte Harbor, for one, is nearing capacity.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY ANIMAL RESCUE COALITION

If kittens are taken into a shelter without their mother, precious resources must be used to ensure they are bottle fed.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY ANIMAL RESCUE COALITION

If kittens are taken into a shelter without their mother, precious resources must be used to ensure they are bottle fed.

SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER

This kitten, along with four others, was brought in with their mother last week to the Animal Welfare League's shelter in Charlotte Harbor. Officials believe the mother is less than a year old herself.

SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER

This kitten, along with four others, was brought in with their mother last week to the Animal Welfare League's shelter in Charlotte Harbor. Officials believe the mother is less than a year old herself.

SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER
Local animal shelters are beginning to take in an influx of kittens, which are born in the wild in large numbers around this time of year. The Animal Welfare League shelter in Charlotte Harbor, for one, is nearing capacity.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY ANIMAL RESCUE COALITION
If kittens are taken into a shelter without their mother, precious resources must be used to ensure they are bottle fed.

SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER
This kitten, along with four others, was brought in with their mother last week to the Animal Welfare League's shelter in Charlotte Harbor. Officials believe the mother is less than a year old herself.

By ADAM KREGER

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Kittens may be cuddly and adorable, but officials say too much cuteness isn’t necessarily a good thing.

This year, thousands of wild kittens will be born in Charlotte County alone. The influx of baby cats has begun, and many will end up at local shelters that are already near capacity.

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