First of all, that is horrible. These people have no intention of doing ANYTHING for the cats? If this is the case, you really ought to report them for animal cruelty:http://www.straypetadvocacy.org/html...-mt.html#Maine
Mass. Gen LawsCh. 272-77 – Cruelty to Animals
Mass. Gen LawsCh. 266-112 – Malicious Killing of an Animal
Cruelty to animals is defined as: “overdrives, overloads, drives when overloaded, overworks, tortures, torments, deprives of necessary sustenance, cruelly beats, mutilates or kills an animal, or causes or procures such; and whoever uses in a cruel or inhuman manner in a race, game, or contest, or in training therefor, as lure or bait a live animal; inflicts unnecessary cruelty upon it, or unnecessarily fails to provide it with proper food, drink, shelter, sanitary environment, or protection from the weather, or cruelly drives or works it when unfit for labor, or willfully abandons it, or carries it or causes it to be carried in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman; or knowingly and willfully authorizes or permits it to be subjected to unnecessary torture, suffering or cruelty of any kind.” This is a Misdemeanor with a fine up to $1000 and/or imprisonment up to 90 days.
People need to understand - this is not OK. A link to help you: http://www.pets911.com/services/animalcruelty/
In the meantime, do you have a bathroom, guest bedroom, or garage that is clean enough where you can keep them in until you find some place to take them? Is the porch screened? Can you afford to pay for boarding them somewhere until you find a place for them? Obviously it should not be your financial burden, but that's what we would do.
To find a place for them, I'd conduct an e-mail and phone campaign. It's kitten season, so it's not going to be easy. I'd explain the story, pretty much as you did here, but I'd skip the part about your kitties being purebred - that four is your limit is a good enough reason.
You can call around to local vets - see if they'll put up a poster if you provide them with one. (All the vets around here do stuff like that, and keep "adoption" books for people looking for animals to look through).
You can search here:http://www.pets911.com/local-shelters-and-rescues
Here are some Boston-area cat rescues: http://www.jugglingcats.com/rescue/B...cat_rescue.htm
You can also go to http://www.petfinder.com
, and just type in "cat" and your zip code. Each cat listed for adoption has an organization associated with it - each organization has a contact page (or link to a website). You're looking for a shelter or foster network that can take them in.
Please bear in mind that most organizations are underfunded and under-staffed, and it is kitten season.
you can find someone to help these babies that should NOT be under your porch and are beyond terrified right now.