The Kittens Are Coming!

I’m seeing a shocking jump in my Craigslist Kitten Index (CLKI) almost everywhere. So far, I’m seeing confirmation from shelter stats that there’s a population explosion going on, I’m assuming from the record warm winter we just went through. I see a disaster on the horizon.

(For background on CLKI see https://faunalytics.org/using-craigslist-to-measure-pet-overpopulation/ and http://www.spayship.com/CLKIMar2013.pdf)
peak clki aug 2015
CLKI’s usually peak after Aug 1 on the West Coast, earlier on the East Coast, but the peak values for the year are already above 2014.

A few shelters put monthly stats online and those I’ve looked at so far seem to confirm this.

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Cat and unweaned kitten intake always peaks in May for LAAS.  This May was an all-time high intake for unweaned kittens, but a record low for dogs.

image004I don’t have as much historical data for Austin, but it looks the same.

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