Kitten season happens between April and October when cat birth rates skyrocket compared to the fall and winter months. Unlike most animals, cats can breed all year since they go into heat multiple times, even in winter. This means there are always lots of kittens, so spaying and neutering are important to help control the population and support shelters.

Unfixed cats typically give birth to a litter of 3-8 kittens and can have over 100 cats in the span of their life. If all of those kittens have kittens it can turn into between 300-500 kittens being born. Sometimes shelters are overwhelmed by the influx of kittens coming in. Also with an influx of kittens, shelters around Missoula are homes for many elderly cats. There are a wide variety of reasons that a person could give up their kitty to a shelter, but many shelters house a wide variety of cats.

Missoula Animal Shelters

Animeals, the Western Montana Humane Society, and Missoula Animal Control all have the same mission to give their cats a happy and healthy home. All of these shelters are no kill shelters in Missoula and all three of these shelters house cats of all ages with all sorts of needs. The Western Montana Humane Society offers a fostering program where people can foster cats which may ultimately lead to adoption.

In Missoula, cats are always being adopted and more are being dropped off. Many Missoualians give homes to cats of all ages. Here is a gallery of a few cats that call Missoula home.

Get In Contact

  • Missoula Animal Control: 6700 Butler Creek Road, Missoula, MT 59808, or call (406)-541-7387
  • The Western Montana Humane Society: 5930 U.S. Hwy 93 S, Missoula, MT 59804 or call (406)-549-3934
  • Animeals: 1700 Rankin St, Missoula, MT 59808 or call (406)-721-4710

The Distinguished and Adorable Cats of Missoula

Gallery Credit: Nicole Service

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