i put the bottom of one of our carriers out there with an old towel so they would be out of the dirt. i pulled a tick off or one too. the mom has left them in there so far. hopefully she will raise them in the garage and we can find homes for the little dears. travis has already told me multiple times i can't have one :(
we'll take the mom to get spayed too once the kittens are gone. i don't know if she can be tamed.