Someone locally asked for advice on their momma cat having a odor. I went to check the cat and it seemed normal no hardness. She did end up getting community help to get the cat evaluated and they said she had metritis a infection in her uterus. Someone else in the community offered to help her feed the kittens as she has never had a litter. Now the lady is refusing to return the kittens to the mother for a few weeks. I cant even imagine this situation happening to me, and i am trying to get more education on the diagnoisis and if she has any legal options to get her kittens back. So the dame had a fever of 104, had some vaginal discharge and the vet said that her milk was drying up. But the lady said her nipples are leaking milk and squirted milk. So, is it dangerous for the kittens to be nursing while this is going on and supplementing replacement milk as well? Is it more dangerous to keep them apart for weeks? She had 5 kittens and they are 3 days old.