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Taking in Feral Kittens

Kittens with Mother 

Allow the mother to continue caring for the kittens where you found them. As great as fosters are they are no substitute for the care a mother cat can provide. Unfortunately, she may move the kittens so try to make the location as comfortable and attractive as possible. To help deter her from moving them provide her with a comfortable shelter and food and water.

Orphaned Kittens

Bring them into your home to establish an age, medical, and feeding needs. At this point you must act quickly because neonate kittens are very fragile. Kittens should be alert and warm to the touch. If they feel cold or appear listless warm them up immediately. Chilling is a major cause of death in many neonate kittens, this can happen in just a few hours. Do not attempt to feed a chilled kitten. Place the kitten in a box or pet carrier if you have a heating pad wrap it in a towel and set it on low. Only place it on one side of the box, this will allow the kittens to move away from it if it becomes too hot.