SAN ANTONIO - Multiple factors are leading to a rise in the pet population in the Alamo City.
Right now, animal shelters are full, forcing people who find abandoned animals to turn to social media for help.
We're in the middle of kitten season, that coupled with recent rainy weather and illegal dumping, are all contributing to the spike in cats and kittens in our area.
A person found a box of kittens abandoned in an empty lot just East of Downtown. Now they're trying to find a home for the cats.
According to San Antonio Pets Alive, a rescue group that saves hundreds of cats and kittens a month, the recent rains can cause cats and kittens to be separated from their homes. The group is looking for more people to volunteer as foster parents for cats and kittens so they can pull those animals out of the shelter and make more space.
Programs like trap, neuter and release are helping to reduce the spread of feral cat colonies, but the number one way to help the pet population from getting out of control is still through responsible pet ownership.