The neighborhood strays like our backyard because we don’t have a dog, while nearly every other family on the block does. I’ve been saying this day would come since we moved in, and it’s finally happened. I thought that grey cat looked a little thick through the middle a few weeks ago.
Not a very good picture… but please note sleeping balls of fluff under squirrel feeder. They crawled out from under the deck today. There’s a black one tucked under the iron plants to the left there, too, and I think one had already gone back under the deck.
I don’t have the slightest idea what to do. I don’t think they are abandoned. I saw the putative mommy cat going back there just the other day, and my hub has seen her today. They look really young, like maybe four weeks old, so I don’t want to bring them in and have to bottle-feed them. I actually can’t, since both my hub and I work full time. Oh, and did I mention we have three full-grown, spoiled cats already?
I’d like to be a total heartless bitch and just call Animal Control, but we have the worst possible situation in this area. It’s a total kill shelter, and it’s a horrible kill shelter at that (carbon monoxide). I won’t do it. There are some cat rescue organizations, and I think it’s going to come down to us having to trap the mommy and spay/release her, and trap and foster the kittens into homes. I don’t think my husband is thrilled with this idea at all, at all, at the spaying/neutering/vaccinations will probably be done on our dime.
I have a call in to one local organization, but please… any advice or support is needed. Give me an idea of what’s best to do at this point. We’re thinking to just leave the kittens strictly alone unless we see them in danger, because if we handle them, we’re afraid the momma will move them.