So last night the kittens mated, which seemed altogether unpleasant. Wow. So that escalated to a handle-this-now level! This morning my cat friend was waiting for me on the balcony:

I gave her scritches, then went inside and called animal control. Over the course of my research I discovered that my municipal shelter is a no-kill shelter and that animal control bring the strays to the shelter. What a relief, right? And “they were mating last night” must be the magic words because I went to the grocery store and the kittens were gone when I got back.

So that’s that! Thanks for all of the help, everyone!