When we agreed to spay a stray kitty that showed up in a Clearlake neighborhood recently, the plan was to release her back into the neighborhood where she was found and would have regular food and people to keep an eye on her. Plans changed when the vet called to say that she was VERY pregnant with kittens who were already viable. Our goal is to focus our limited resources (donor funds & foster homes) on helping the hundreds of homeless kittens who are already living on the streets and sometimes that means spaying a newly pregnant cat and aborting the litter of kittens. We try to do what is best for the individual animal while also focusing on the greater good. In this case, each kitten had a fully calcified skeleton and a heartbeat so they would have needed to be euthanized individually. We scrambled and made room in our foster program. She is sweet as can be and a very nice house guest so far!