The best place for newborn kittens is with their mother, if at all possible.
Check to see if the kittens are still warm. If so, their mother may have gone to find food or hide from you. Call 503-480-SPAY and arrange to borrow a trap to catch their mother. Keep the kittens with their mother and bring them all to the clinic. The kittens will be kept with their mother in a foster home until they are all old enough to be spayed and neutered.
If the kittens aren’t warm, their mother may have abandoned them. Heat up a water bottle, wrap it in a towel and put it in a box with the kittens. Call the shelter at 503-585-5900 and dial 0 and arrange to bring them in as soon as possible. If you can’t come immediately, obtain Kitten Meal Replacer (KMR) from a pet supply store or the shelter and follow the directions to feed the kittens.
How do you tell if a litter of kittens has been abandoned, or if their mother is finding food or hiding nearby?
What should you do to help the kittens survive if they ARE in fact abandoned?
These are important questions to ask!
Read a recent article in the Statesman Journal to learn more.Read More