A young mother cat had her 3 kittens near my house foundation about 11 days ago. The kittens are just opening their eyes and the mother is a very sweet domesticated cat. Apparently some of my neighbors – and I’m not sure who yet – keep cats around and then let them fend for themselves. I’ve seen the father, a ginger, out in the yard. Obviously he’s not neutered and the mother won’t be until after the kittens are weaned.
I may keep the mother, but in calling around to all the animal shelters yesterday, I found they’re filled to capacity. Strays have become a real problem in Atlanta. San Francisco dealt with this issue years ago by offering free spaying/neutering. The feral cat population there grew out of bounds and they would simply show up in our backyards.
So this is a call-out to anyone in the area – please contact me if you’re interested. I am unable to keep the litter.