Chester was found as a stray and taken to an animal shelter in Long Island New York where he patiently waited for five years to find a forever home.
Happy Kitten Season!
While that may sound like a lovely time of year, filled with fluffy tummies and tiny meows, it actually refers to the time of year when animal shelters are hit the hardest. Around this time is when all of those amorous cats who copulated over the spring have their litters. Many don't have happy healthy homes and so are stuck within shelters.
Mashable introduced an IRL cat video to help draw attention to the need for rescue help.
While there's definitely enough space for infinite cats on the Internet, finding space in animal shelters is a different story. Mashable teamed up with ASPCA to shed light on "kitten season." Between the months of April and October, shelters across the country find themselves flooded with kittens in desperate need of homes. To get involved, whether you're looking to volunteer, donate or adopt, visit an animal shelter near you.
If you need a new friend or know someone who does, you can find the nearest shelter here.
You actually can make this a Happy Kitten Season for yourself. Go and rescue!