Step #1: Wait and Watch
Before you step in to help the stray kitten, it is imperative to read the visual cues. There is a possibility that the mother could be nearby, watching you closely and waiting for you to leave. Therefore, it is best to keep some distance from the kitten. Try to give as much time to the mama as you can because it can return even after a day. Come back to check the next day. If you notice that the mother does come, then inform the local charity or animal rescue group. In the case the mama doesn’t come, it is time for you to help the young kitten.