Hello, newby here and thank you for acceting me in this wonderful forum. I have a few cats, but I feed all the strays that knock on my door regularly. I need your advise on an urgent matter. Yesterday I was visiting my parents and I heard kitten cries under the stairs. Upon investigating, I found three newly born kittens, one dead still in the sack, the other two with their umbilical cord attached and bleeding. This is how I determined they were a few hours old. The mother was nowhere near and I waited for a few minutes to see if she would appear, but to no avail. I assumed that if the umbilical cord was still attached, it might be a case of the mother abandoning the kittens. I took them home and fed them kitten formula, although expired and discoloured, it was the only thing I had at that time. I took them to bed with me and fed them every time they cried. This morning I took them to the vet and bought fresh formula for them. BTW, I cut the umbilical cord in the meantime. Today, my father called and said there were more cries, so I rushed and found another kitten by a tree nearby where the others were. Obviously it crawled away,that's why I missed it yesterday. Although dehydrated and starving, it took well to feeding and its now with the other two under my care. Right now it's very hot and I don't have any warming blankets in their box. They don't seem to be infeted with fleas either. I have a few questions for the more experienced. Is it ok if I leave the formula in the bottle outside until they drink it all? I make a fresh dose every 5-6 hours. Is there anything I shoud be doing apart from feeding them and making sure they do their little business every time they eat? Thank you.