The weather is getting warmer, flowers are starting to bloom, spring training will begin soon and…..OMG! It’s Kitten Season!!
- If you find kittens who are alone, determine if the mother has abandoned them or if she is just off looking for food. The only way to find this out is to wait. Often times, she will return within a few hours. Observe from a distance or a hidden spot to be sure she is not returning before moving the kittens. Use common sense and be patient.
- If the mother is unsocialized to humans and you cannot handle her and the kittens are too young to be separated from her, the best thing for the family is to leave them where they are for now as long as the location is safe. Remember, the mother is best able to care for her kittens. Provide food, water, and shelter. Monitor the family daily and make the environment as safe for them as you can.
- Unweaned kittens turned into open intake shelters without their mothers are often killed. If there are no foster homes that will bottle feed the kittens, most intake shelters do not have the resources to care for neonatal kittens.
- March is the month of the year where we see the largest number of pregnant cats.