You found a kitten. Now what?
If you find a litter of tiny kittens outdoors, it’s natural to want to scoop them up and try to care for them yourself or take them to a shelter. But both of those options might actually place them in more danger. Young kittens are at high risk of dying or being killed in shelters because they require around-the-clock care.
Most shelters don’t have the time, space and people power to attend to the critical needs of young kittens. The best thing to do for healthy kittens is to leave them with their mother, who is often nearby planning to return and care for her babies.