Re: Need Help Fast to save Kittens!!
I just left a voice-mail message on your phone.
I had a feral mother cat killed in the road in front of my house a few years ago. It took me two days to find her litter, which were only 9 days old at the time they were orphaned. She came to my house for food every day and was only 2 houses away, she'd had her kittens at an outside corner of a neighbor's house, which surprised me, because this particular home had a LOT of dogs, in the house and backyard! Anyhow, I was only able to find them because on the second day, they were HUNGRY and screaming little mews for their momma. At that time, I had a cat (Shadow) who was nursing a litter in my bathroom and she let me put the orphans on her right away so they could at least get a meal, then I went to the store and got little nursing bottles and formula. I like the PetAg kitten nursing bottle/nipples and Farnam's "Just Born w/Colostrum", it comes in little milk cartons or a powder. I used the powder and mixed my own since I had an entire litter to feed. Shadow had 5 of her own to nurse and I couldn't ask her to take on 5 more, it wouldn't have been good for her and neither of the litters would have received enough nourishment.
Walk around and search in concentric rings, out from that tree. Checking every conceivable hiding place. (mine were under a shrub at a wind-protected corner of a house)
Listen for them to cry.
Look for them to be wandering around.
You can make little "inquiring" meows to try to call to them. A mother cat uses what sounds like "Mert-Myrtle, Mert-Myrtle" to call her babies to food, either to nurse or when she brings them game to practice hunting skill on. You can also make little 'distressed' kitten cries of "mew! mew!" and try to get them to respond to that call, too.
They will only have about a week before they succumb, unless there are temperature extremes and/or predators around.
Best of luck finding them.