Thanks for looking out for the most vulnerable animals in our community! In most cases, kittens don’t actually need to be rescued—a kitten’s best chance of survival is with her mother.This flowchart will help you make decisions that increase kittens’ chances of thriving. To determine the age of a kitten, visit Alley Cats Allies kitten progression page. Follow these steps to help:
Step 1: Assess the kittens to confirm mom is providing care.
Are the kittens plump, clean, warm, and quiet? Mom is doing her job and likely just out getting dinner. It’s safe to leave her kittens in their nest. When kittens are 12 weeks old, they can be spayed/neutered at no cost through theCCAS Community Cat Program.
Are the kittens skinny, dirty, cold, or noisy? Mom might not be around. Time to help her out and intervene. Review our Finding Motherless Kittens document and advance to Step 2.