On sunday, I went out to my garden shed to grab a ladder, and I found three kittens and their mother. I have seen the mother around my house and street before, but never suspected she made a home in my shed! I've never had pets before, and I dont think I will be able to provide a good home for these animals since I am not home often myself. I contacted animal control, and they said I should wait 7 weeks before they will come to collect the kittens. Since sunday, I haven't seen the mother cat again, and I'm not sure if she returns to feed these young kittens. Is it normal for her to leave them for such long period's of time? I am worried that they will die or get sick of malnutrition. What should I do?