These poor kittens seem to be being ignored by their mother. It's really sad, but their constant cries go unheeded by the mother that seems to nonchalantly lay nearby. To make matters worse, I've been informed that this isn't the first litter that this cat has ignored. So, here's going to try and save these little critters. God, please guide my hand and grant me success in saving these poor unfortunates.
The orange bucket is where their mother first delivered the kittens. Attempting to move them to this no-longer-in-use chest of drawers proved futile because they became excitedly anxious and "kicked it up a notch" in terms of their shrill cries.