A Cumbrian charity says the number of kittens it took in last year grew - by about a third on the previous year.
Katie Hunter has this report:
Cumbria could be in the midst of a kitten crisis - according to one local charity.
The Carlisle branch of Blue Cross says it's already taken in a third more kittens this year, than in 2014.
It currently has 16 kittens in care in the area, and two of the litters were admitted suffering from serious eye problems.
They say one possible reason for the rise is that people don't neuter their kittens: