Yesterday, we found a new litter of kittens under our next-door neighbors' back porch. My neighbor's husband is in the hospital and she doesn't have time to look after them. Five little black kittens, all huddled together. Since then we have seen the mother cat with them. She is small for an adult cat. We thought we saw one of the little ones sitting up and looking at us, but realized later that was the mother. We have been putting out food for the mother in our own back yard, and she comes over regularly to eat.
I am researching where we might be able to place the kittens. We haven't been here long enough to be familiar with the local shelter. There is a shelter and a humane society and I don't really know what the purpose of each is. We don't want them to be placed in a bad situation. I am wondering if we should have them neutered. My sister has a friend who is a vet... I could ask her. Our own cats have been neutered, but our vet is really expensive. I'm not sure we can afford to take all five of them there.
I thought there were no-kill shelters that take homeless cats, but they all say they are full and can't accept any more. I'm not sure what to do at this point.