I am new to this forum and at minimum, once a month, I rescue stray kitties and doggies.
Dogs are much easier to catch, as stray kittens seem to still be a challenge for me.
Insight and advice on stray cats and kittens are much needed and appreciated.
I have 4 furry kids. 2 cats and 2 dogs and all of them are rescues.
I am in recent need of advice on 3 kittens that a stray dropped into my mother's backyard.
8 Weeks ago, a Feral Cat dropped 3 of her newly born kittens into my mother's backyard. For these past 8 weeks, my mother has been feeding, watering, talking to and providing shelter to the Feral mother and these kittens. This past week, we noticed that they are still weaning and drinking moms milk but they started to eat mom's solid food that my mother places out for her.
Due to their rapid growth, this saturday, we are planning to trap mom and the kittens. We will take them to the veterinarian and get them all fixed, chipped and test checked. They are no more than 2-3 lbs in weight.
My question is, is 8 weeks old enough to separate them from mom?
Do they still have a chance at being adopted out?
Is there any advice that you can give me on places or people that I can donate/pay to foster/home/board them, as my mother nor I can keep them.
I've attached images below. Please keep in mind that I will have better photos of them once they are caught and at the veterinarian this weekend.
I have no idea where to turn to get them adopted out into safe, loving forever homes. Any and all help/advice is strongly appreciated. Sending cat hugs and love!