Kittens possibly abandoned in my garden, what should I do?
There is a feral cat that I have been feeding for about a year; she is comfortable with me to the point where she now happily walks into my flat and will come up to me to be petted. She is very comfortable with me.
I had no idea she was pregnant as I have been away for a little while, but evidently she has just had some kittens. I was in my garden, thought she had caught a mouse (as she had something in her mouth that was squeaking) which she laid on the grass and disappeared. I kept my distance, as I thought she may have been in the process of moving them, but she returned about 5 minutes later with another one, which she laid on the grass about 5 metres away.
They both look only a few days old. I would assume there are more, but my best guess is they are located in another garden elsewhere (I think it is rare for only 2 kittens to be in a litter?)
They looked cold. She is leaving them for hours at a time; I have been feeding her, so I think possible she is spending time with the other kittens? I haven't seen her feed these kittens yet, but it has been 24 hours, so she must be if they are still alive.
I don't really know what to do; I have part-sheltered them with a cardboard box, and left a covered hot water bottle next to them so they can stay warm - apparently if they are familiar with your smell this won't spook the mother much.
What should I do? I don't want them to starve because they aren't with the rest of the litter who are being fed!
- No MercyLv 72 months ago
it is normal to have 2 kittens, sometimes it is even one.
- Emily JLv 72 months ago
Call your local animal shelter and they can send someone out to come and get them. Preferable the mother too, to get spayed so she does not have more. After the shelter gets them to 8 weeks, they are easy to adopt out.