Each year, about 2.7 million animals are killed in shelters because they do not get adopted.
Playing with shelter kittens makes them more comfortable with humans, which in turn increases their likelihood of being adopted.
Problem: 3 to 4 million cats enter shelters every year and at least half are euthanized.
The Human Society of the United States, n.d. Web. An Overview of Caring for Free-Roaming Cats. Accessed 18 Dec. 2013. American Humane Association, n.d. Web. "Animal Shelter Euthanasia." 17 Dec. 2013.
Solution: Socializing kittens by way of play and acclimating to human touch increases adoption rates of feral cats.
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