What to Do or NOT Do If You Find a Newborn Kitten(s)

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You might have come across the kittens while their mother is off searching for food, or is in the process of moving them to a different location. Try to determine if the mother is coming back for them, or if they are truly orphaned. To do this, stand far away from the kittens — 35 feet or more. If you stand too close, the mom will not approach her kittens. You might need to go away completely before the mother cat will return to attend to the kittens. It might be several hours before the mother cat returns — until she no longer senses the presence of humans. If you need to leave before the mother cat comes back, carefully evaluate whether the kittens are in immediate danger: Is it raining or extremely hot? Are dogs or wild animals that might harm the kittens running loose in the neighborhood? If not, leave them where they are.

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