|Purred: Wed Sep 26, '12 11:32am PST |
|It's Stella. I was born in very similar circumstances, except my Momcat was feral and she could not be caught to be spayed. My person, and possibly others, picked up kittens and adopted them. Some may have died--we have coyotes around here and we think they killed my Momcat.
If you start feeding the kittens with kitten rescue formula that you can get at the store, and wet or dry kitten food, you can have the mom spayed after around 6 weeks, so next week. If you return here to the wild after spaying, or put her back with the kittens in an enclosure, she might return to mothering them, although not nursing, or she might reject them entirely. They are old enough to survive if they receive food and socialization from humans.
In our area, Petsmart and Petco only take their kittens from the shelters--they will not take them from the wild like yours. Check your area stores for their policies. If you are willing to pay for the kittens to have first shots and deflead/dewormed, they would be more adoptable to private homes.
Good luck from the three of us who found a good home with this nice person who loves us and who loved our Momcat, even though she presented her with 12 feral kittens before she died.
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