'Tis the season, but maybe not the season you'd expect...kitten season is in full swing.
Thatâ??s why Kirksville Protect Our Pets volunteers are doing their part to help area shelters during this busy time.
"There are a lot of kitten at this time of the year that both of the animal shelters in town, the humane society and field of dreams, have and are trying to take care of, so we're trying to get a little extra food and help them feed all those extra mouths,â?? said volunteer Alex Tetlak.
Volunteers were stationed outside the Kirksville Hy-Vee Saturday collecting both monetary and kitten food donations, and they say every little bit helps.
In all, they ended up collecting 110 pounds of cat food and 10 pounds of dog food for local shelters.
All monetary donations will go towards KV-POPâ??s main mission â?? helping area residents spay and neuter their pets.
If you were unable to make Saturdayâ??s drive, food donations are still being accepted at the Adair County Humane Society.