What do you do if you find kittens?
If you find young kittens without their mom, it does not automatically mean they have been abandoned by their mother. The mother could be out looking for food, or finding a more suitable home for her kittens. If you find one or two kittens, their mother may be in the process of moving the family and is on her way back for the others. Wait and observe from a distance for an hour or two. Kittens have the best chance of survival with their mother. Ultimately, you have to use your own judgment, depending upon the kittens’ needs and your time and resources.
Please keep in mind that if you bring the cats inside you should keep them separate from your animals until evaluated by a veterinarian.
For proper social development, kittens should be kept with their litter (and mother, if possible) until at least 8 weeks of age.
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