So these babies need help. The local feral colony here has THREE litters of kittens right now. One litter is about 2 days old, one litter is about 3 weeks, and one is about 4 weeks. The animal shelter whose district we’re in informed us they would immediately euthanize the kittens if brought in because “kittens from feral mothers cannot be socialized.” These kittens are all young and well within their critical socialization windows (which closes at about 7-8 weeks), so there is in fact PLENTY of time to socialize them. We can TNR the moms once the kittens are weaned.
The four week old kittens are just about old enough to leave mom and go into a foster home. The other two would have to be trapped with feral mama, or we would have to wait until they’re also 4 weeks (which would waste precious socializing time.) We’ve been reaching out to every shelter and rescue group we can think of, but if anyone has any leads on foster homes or resources in the LA/Inland Empire area, I’m all ears. If we didn’t already have foster kittens we would take them on ourselves. We just don’t have space to safely quarantine these kitties from our resident cats and our foster kittens.
Please share if you can! I’ll take all the help we can get.