Seven cats and kittens were brought to Wagga’s Glenfield Road Animal Shelter in a single morning as the summer breeding season hits its peak.
The shelter is currently housing more than 30 cats and kittens, which will need homes if they go unclaimed by an existing owner.
The shelter’s animals welfare officer Keli Stephens has appealed to pet owners to make sure their animals were desexed.
“You get unwanted litters, that you may have to give up the cat itself. We had one this morning – the mum and the four kitten,” Ms Stephens said.
“Place like this and rescue groups are full to the brim and are struggling to take on more cats.
“They definitely need homes and we definitely need to desex.”
More than 1000 dogs and 350 cats, on average, pass through the shelter’s gates each year, and while many are returned to their owners, others have been abandoned.