ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is seeking donations of cat and kitten wet food. The shelter is currently caring for 495 cats, many of whom are senior cats and kittens.

Those age groups need wet food in their diet more than others. Kittens that don't yet have their teeth rely on the mushier food. Older cats have often had dental surgery or other issues that can prevent them from chewing well on harder dry food.

"Any kind of wet food is appreciated," said Moriah Good, director of marketing for the CASPCA. "We also use meat baby food for the kittens because sometimes we have to mix in kitten milk replacement formula with the baby food when we syringe-feed them."

The shelter's population is remaining high, which they say is a result of the warm weather.

"Kitten season is probably going to be very long this year," said Good. "We get in quite a few kittens every week, and it just means our population doesn't go down, as long as there are kittens being born."

The shelter is accepting donations in person, but you can also donate through their Amazon wish list.