The Spring season is often called "kitten season" at animal shelters. It's the time of year when shelters all across the nation are bursting at the seams with animals, especially kitten and puppies, and that is why the Winnebago County Animal Services needs our help.

Let's put it this way, humans aren't the only ones that get more active when the weather gets nicer. Dogs and cats are just as excited as we are to spend more time outdoors, and often get loose and end up at the shelter. It's also all too common in the Spring for the shelter to receive pregnant or injured animals, or litters of puppies and kittens that are just a week old. All these circumstances put a strain on the shelter's staff to maintain quality care for all the animals, and also makes the need to foster homes even greater.

If you have any extra time to help care for animals at the shelter, or are able to give some extra and desperately needed T.L.C to animals in need in the comfort of your home, please fill out a volunteer application here. Volunteers do need to be at least 18 years old and pass a background check.

Also, don't forget to tune into Q98.5 at 8:40 a.m. each week to meet our latest adoptable Pet of the Week from Winnebago County Animal Services. Just look how cute last week's featured pet, Sunny Day is.