SIR - As the UK's only feline road traffic accident group, we wanted to raise awareness of pregnant or nursing cats that have been hit by cars during this current kitten season.

Although cats can breed nearly all year round, kitten season tends to run from April to late autumn. We strongly advise cat owners to spay and neuter their cats before allowing them outside, but there will be many who don't follow this advice.

During kitten season, a cat hit by a car could be pregnant, or be nursing kittens. We advise people to take injured and deceased cats to a vet for treatment and microchip scanning. There is a small window of opportunity for vets to potentially save the kittens of a deceased mother cat.

A nursing cat will have kittens close by waiting for their mother to return. Rescue centres can help in the search for orphaned kittens, which will ultimately save their lives. We have created a blog which has information drivers need:

Drivers will never be financially liable for taking an injured or deceased cat they have run over, or found roadside, to a vets, and we urge drivers to spare a little of their time to help.

Carlie, Cats Matter