ROSEBURG, Ore. - Meet Maisie, one of a dozen kittens the Matthews family have fostered for Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center in the last year.
"She's very feisty," said Mercy Matthews, "but she can also be very sweet and she loves attention."
"It's a great way to be involved with animals," Kim Matthews said of fostering, "but not have to keep them all the time."
And there are plenty of kittens for which to care and find homes.
"Kitten season starts when the weather warms up," said Wendy Kang with Saving Grace. "It's just getting started this year. In an average June or July we will probably receive 400 cats and kittens."
Saving Grace is looking for foster families to help with the kitten boom.
"A home situation gets them better socialized," Kang said. "It also is not exposing them to many potential viruses and health issues."
You can learn more about how to become a kitten foster on the Saving Grace website.