Ok, I have a serious problem with cat population over here... Last year in the summer I had no cats, and now I have 30. In October, a beautifull black spring kitten was dropped off by my house and decided to adopt me, and a pregnant cat wandered over to my house (in the country) and had 6 kittens. In the spring of this year, the black female had 5 kittens but only one survived. The original mother had another 6 kittens, and the 4 females from her October batch each had 4 or 5 kittens, so in total I am now up to exactly 30 cats; 8 adults, and 22 kittens.

It's been total chaos over here this spring; cats everywhere, some of them not knowing who their mother or children are. The kittens will tank up to several different mothers, which is no surprise considering a few of the mothers had their kittens in the same boxes together.

So, my not so surprising question is, how do I explain the rhythm method to these guys? I am trying to find a home for the spring kittens since the first set is now 9 - 10 weeks old, but all the shops are full. I can't afford to keep more than 4 or so, and I can't afford to get them fixed or spayed either. The humane society is also full, and they tell me to call back every few days, but each time I get the same answer. Oh, and I'm also paying $23 for an 18kg bag of cat food, which lasts about a week and a half.

I'd really like some help here. I am not above putting some of them down, but it has to be humane and I don't know of any way of doing this short of spending $90 / cat at the vet. I won't make my problem somebody elses problem by dropping them off somewhere (not to mention probably starving the things in the process). The sad part is these guys are extremely healthy and cute.

Anyways, if somebody could give me some advice, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.

It's been total chaos over here this spring; cats everywhere, some of them not knowing who their mother or children are. The kittens will tank up to several different mothers, which is no surprise considering a few of the mothers had their kittens in the same boxes together.

So, my not so surprising question is, how do I explain the rhythm method to these guys? I am trying to find a home for the spring kittens since the first set is now 9 - 10 weeks old, but all the shops are full. I can't afford to keep more than 4 or so, and I can't afford to get them fixed or spayed either. The humane society is also full, and they tell me to call back every few days, but each time I get the same answer. Oh, and I'm also paying $23 for an 18kg bag of cat food, which lasts about a week and a half.

I'd really like some help here. I am not above putting some of them down, but it has to be humane and I don't know of any way of doing this short of spending $90 / cat at the vet. I won't make my problem somebody elses problem by dropping them off somewhere (not to mention probably starving the things in the process). The sad part is these guys are extremely healthy and cute.

Anyways, if somebody could give me some advice, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.