There, in a rain drain, were two tiny kittens hanging on for dear life. What’s more, upon closer inspection of the animals, it was revealed that they were newborns: they were even still joined to their placenta. Given how small and young they were, then, there was no guarantee that the felines would survive their predicament on their own.
Furthermore, it’s not known how the kittens had gotten onto the roof in the first place. There are potential explanations for the situation, though: the pair’s mom may have accidentally dropped them while transporting her litter to a safe place, for instance. Alternatively, the mother cat may have believed that the kittens were simply too weak to survive and so just dumped them as a consequence.
Evidently, though, the kittens’ mom hadn’t returned to retrieve her little ones. It didn’t seem as if she was in the vicinity, either – at least, according to dmayan. “There was no sign of their mother,” he would tell website LoveMeow in 2017.