Kitten season in Chattanooga, TN

A black and white kitten on a patterned blanket with a brown basket
A kitten up for adoption through HES | Photo provided by an HES foster parent

It’s kitten season, which isn’t as cute as it sounds.

What is it? The time of year when shelters experience overflow due to the high volume of cat litters born.

When is it? Between April and October.

How can you help? By ensuring your cats are spayed + neutered to reduce the amount of litters being born.

DYK? Cats are able to get pregnant at the age of just 4 months old.


Humane Educational Society

💰 $50 adoption fee for cats + kittens

🐱 Adoption includes:
  • Spay/neuter
  • Microchipping
  • Rabies vaccinations for cats older than 3 months
  • Age appropriate vaccinations
  • Adult cats tested for FIV/FeLV
McKamey Animal Center
💰 Prices vary:
  • Under 6 months: $100
  • 6 months-3 years: $75
  • Over 3 years: $35
  • Second cat/kitten: half off
  • Senior + barn cats: free
🐱 Adoption includes:
  • Spay/neuter
  • Microchipped
  • Parasite prevention
  • Age appropriate vaccinations
Naughty Cat Café
💰 $13 for a 1-hour visit (a prerequisite for adoption)
  • $100 adoption fee

🐱 In partnership with the HES

🍻 Beer and baked goods available for purchase

Can’t adopt? Foster.

Humane Educational Society

HES provides all necessary veterinary care for animals in the foster program, including medications, vaccinations, and medical care + necessary supplies.

Apply to foster.

McKamey Animal Center

MAC will provide all preventative care + medical needs, but asks that fosters provide blankets, litter, litter boxes, food, toys, and other necessities.

Apply to foster.

Affordable spay/neuter services

Cat Clinic of Chattanooga

This clinic offers spay and neuter services + dental care, physical exams, grooming.


They have affordable prices + offer services such as nail trimming, microchipping, heartworm testing.

McKamey Animal Center

MAC targets stray/feral cats + owned cats and dogs.

Bonus: May 2-8 is National Pet Week, and we’re always here to celebrate and love all pets. 🐾