Observe From A Distance And Wait For Mom
Unless the kittens are in immediate danger, stay away and watch out for the kitty’s return. It is possible that she has left in search of food or a safer place to live and intends to return soon.
Some recommend standing at least 35 feet away from kittens. You may have to wait a few hours for Mom to sense no people around and go home.
If the kittens are clean and do not cry, there is a good chance that mom is close. If they are dirty and crying, maybe their mother abandoned them or couldn’t come back. Either way, the shelter or rescue group can advise you.
While it may be tempting to intervene, be patient. As long as the kittens are warm and away from oncoming threats such as predators, extreme weather conditions, and traffic, all will be fine until their mother returns to feed them. Mom should be back in three to four hours at the latest, unless she senses threats.
Read on if mom doesn’t come back.