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I Have Too Many Cats

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 67 People

    My Cats Came Back

    Has anyone given up there pets for a shelter and they were so scared to be there that the place called and said you have until tonight to pick them up or we put them to sleep?? How can i let them do that but i cannot keep them that is why i gave them up in the first place. They...
    buster10 buster10 46-50 1 Response May 22, 2012

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    Harassment And Poverty In Phoenix, Az

    Getting evicted, found place but am horrified about finding a home for the cats.  My landlady gave me two months to get out. Need out at the end of the month(Jan 28). Need to find home for my 8 cats, help me, any suggestions for animal groups in the Phoenix area. Also my...
    ainja ainja 51-55 2 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    Country Strays

    I live in the country that is the typical dump off site for strays.  Only one of are over 15 cats is a house one and she is expecting.  One time my boss asked my sister if she cold take in three kittens found on work grounds and she did.  She has beautiful gift of giving...
    Yahlives Yahlives 26-30 Mar 4, 2011

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    Love 'em But..

    We (life partner and I) have five cats. We both love them all, but that is more than enough to enjoy them.  The trouble is that one cat will get up in my lap and will enjoy being skritched behind the ear and petted .  When that cat's  had enough, and when I've had...
    silverPDX silverPDX 61-65, F May 26, 2008

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    Cats Preventing Relationship Progression

    I feel so devastated, recently a man I have been seeing off and on for four years, over a year now, told me my house smelled catty and he did not want to eat in it. He said he cannot deal with all the cats and it is his problem but I know it is too much. I have 18 cats. I...
    nanceen nanceen 51-55 5 Responses Sep 30, 2010

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    I Love All My Cats!

    Ok so this is how it started.When we moved into our new house my Mom and Daughter came home with a kitten,We named her Diggy.Well Diggs got pregnant and had 4 babies who were just darling.At that time we had no intention of keeping all 4 babies.Diggs was a super duper mother.It...
    skywalker79sith skywalker79sith 26-30 Mar 3, 2013

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    My Cats Came From A Shelter Now They Are Very Sick

    Does anyone have cats from a shelter only to have upper respitory problems? The bad thing is i read they alwasy will and need Llysine dosages until they die.. Why is this happening they look like they are on there death bed. I had to spend alot to get them taken care of. I am...
    buster10 buster10 46-50 May 28, 2012

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    How Many Is Too Many?

    I have always loved cats, and so has my family. I grew up with them and have always respected and admired them. Never ever in my life did I ever expect to have 17 of them...: Yod, Blue, Pedro, Tippy, Hope, Gordy, Missy, Annie, Lola, Aurora, Recie, Simba (we call him Pissy Pants...
    rnra rnra 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2010

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    Cats Ruining My Life

    I'm 13 and i have probably around 30 or more cats living in my house. It is disgusting and living here affects my life a lot and makes it harder for me to just be a normal teenager. I like my family and they always say they will try to get rid of the cats, but they never do. I...
    hhelp345 hhelp345 13-15, F 6 Responses May 31, 2011

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    I Have Or Had 11 Had To Give Them Up

    I had a mom cat and her babies i took such great care of them, fed them played with them i even helped her give birth by tying the cord since she didnt know what to do. I have had them for 4 years and suddenly a neighbor turned me in not sure why. No one could see what i had and...
    buster10 buster10 46-50 2 Responses May 16, 2012

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    Me Too

    Hello All, I'm re-posting this. I originally wrote it as a response to Mooninhereyes's post. I ended up writing a lot about my situation and feelings, so I wanted to share it with everyone (all nine of us with too many cats=) I have seven in a one bedroom, 600 sq. ft. apartment...
    blubyrd50 blubyrd50 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2010

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    Live On A Farm, Got A Lot Of Cats!

      I live on a dairy farm, and I have about 60 cats.  This was not my choice.  This was the choice of the frisky Tom cats; some of the Tom's were born and raised on the farm, quite a few came for conjugal visits.  Needless to say, there has been a lot of loving.  
    QuellyBelly QuellyBelly 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2011

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    A Little Overwhelemed

    I am writing this in hopes to find an answer. I have recently moved to the country after living in the city 20 years and my last child just left for college. While living in the city we aquired a few of cats (5) some where in the homes when we moved in and others were...
    onewiththought onewiththought 36-40 1 Response Nov 29, 2009

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    Have 20 Cats - Was Down To 14 - Strugling With Adopting Kittens

    I am a cat rescuer but not a 501C3. I am also a feral cat colony caretaker and manage three colonies. I do not have a large income and my cat food bills and vet bills far exceed my income. I have had senior cats at home and at one time had 26 cats. This was not a good thing...
    PrideandJoy PrideandJoy 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2013

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    Way Too Many Cats

    I have moved in with my aunt temporarily. I have tried to count the cats that live in the yard and under the house. I stopped at 22 and 4 of those were pregnant. i find cats in these numbers to be disgusting and destructive. my poor aunt cannot afford to even take ONE to the...
    Brithael Brithael 31-35 4 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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    I'm A Sucker For A Stray

    I'm 39, single and have 9 cats in a 2 bedroom apartment. They were all dumped and I felt sorry for them. A couple of them I was supposed to hold for someone who abandoned them. A couple are fosters. I clean like a maniac so I my place doesn't smell. I'm parinoid about it. No man...
    Meowderkatze Meowderkatze 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 4, 2011

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    Seven and Counting

    I have seven cats right now, but that could change at any moment.  Stray cats have a way of showing up on my doorstep with that sad Puss-in-Boots look in their eyes and I'm a goner.  All I can do is open the door wider and show them the way to the food dish.  After...
    paperkit10 paperkit10 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 1, 2009

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    I Have Too Many Cats

    hi, I need help, or at least advice about my situation..I am from Venezuela. Several years ago, me and my friends started to rescue stray cats. We form an small shelters for stray cats. To make a long story short, now the place is being taken by the goverment, and we were asked...
    chaviejo chaviejo 36-40 Jun 5, 2012

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    I Thought I Was the Only One...

    To give you an idea of what I'm talking about, here are their names... Boogie, Jessica, Mikey, Gus, Psycho, Mellow, Boy, Fluffmeister, Vikki, Oreo, Tyler, Krikit, Rikki, Callie, Lewis, Clark, Purrsilla, Virginia, Molly, Doogie, Trouble, Sawyer, Delilah, and two unnamed kittens...
    Mooninhereyes Mooninhereyes 36-40, F 6 Responses May 2, 2009

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    Too Many Kitties But I Love Them All

    Alright well here goes. I can't say this to many people but all together I have 21 cats.9 are outside ferals that I trapped, got fixed, and put out in the barn. they love it out there they get love and food from me. But the worst part is I have 12 cats in my home. I started with...
    Amberlyn89 Amberlyn89 22-25 1 Response Mar 19, 2012

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    Help My Friend With Cats She Loves

    I have a friend and she keeps getting more and more cats into her appartment. She had two then three then the fourth one came along then she found 3 little ones that someone wasn't feeding so now she's at 7 cats in a one bedroom appartment. HOW MANY IS SHE ALLOWED TO HAVE...
    Rafaman44 Rafaman44 56-60 1 Response Aug 18, 2012

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    Please Help !!!!!!!!!!

    PLEASE HELP! Hello I have over 40 cats or more in my department have had no problems with my neighbors until now started making noises but I guess it's in the spring but I'm hurting my daughter can not study and was college. locks herself in the bathroom to study because it is...
    milagross milagross 51-55 2 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    Overwhelmed

    I was raised with cat. Singular. then I learned that 2 was best. Dad's Rule was never feed a stray. I should 'a listened better. I feed a starving nursing mother cat. I could have taken her to the shelter, but I did not know where her kittens were. Many years later we have...
    zookeeper21 zookeeper21 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2012

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    How Do You Get Over Letting Your Pets Go

    I had my pets for 4 years and i thought i am deeply crushed when they went. I was forced to no that i could not take care of them just the fact the law says how many. My other ones i did keep are going through something where did they go and they cling even closer. It is quiet...
    buster10 buster10 46-50 May 20, 2012

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    Too Many Cats? What Should I Do?

    Long story short I have 11 cats total. I had 14 but 3 of my males went missing due to territory. Did I ever really want this many cats? Honestly, No. But now that I do I can't give any of them up. They're all super friendly loving cats and it upsets me so much to even think about...
    elisex0 elisex0 18-21 Nov 28, 2012

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    Not sure really if it is "too many." But, I do indeed think a great deal. I'm usually fairly quiet, mostly because I'm thinking so much! At night, it's not very conducive to sleep...
    princessprincesa princessprincesa 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Things that have hurt me - inadvertent or purposeful... Scary, little, writhing, throbbing, growing thoughts that worm their way through my head at inappropriate times. Things that...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 1 Response Feb 10

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    I have way too much on my plate and I'm not even HUNGRY!! I have so many things to do and NEVER enough time to do it all! On the other hand I have plenty of time to all I need to...
    NamelessWife NamelessWife 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    A German poet wrote a wise poem: "Einem trauen ist genug; Keinem trauen ist nicht klug; Doch ist's besser keinem trauen; Als auf gar zu viele bauen." "To trust one is enough; To...
    Brokenshadowwings Brokenshadowwings 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    Dont Trust Too Many People
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    - From a text I will never send - Th- thank you. I can't let myself believe that your post was for me- that you cared enough to say that. It was probably for someone else and you...
    EverythingYouNeverKnew EverythingYouNeverKnew 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    She's Intimidating That's what many always say to others about me, only a few have said that to me face to face. Intimidating? am I really intimidating? I always ask this...
    camille18 camille18 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    sugar daddies? How many have been through that?
    pambam42 pambam42 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I feel like I'm overflowing right now; there's too much going on. But I can't talk to anyone. My former best friend blabs everything I say to my work colleagues. We don't...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 5

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    Hard to when no one seems to stick around. I still try, I wonder if it's changed who I am sometimes. But even now when I meet new people on here, I try to help those in need or...
    DHggmu DHggmu 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 9

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    Feet dont fail me now. Take me to the finish line. Oh my heart it breaks every step that I take. But im hoping at the gates, they'll tell me that you’re mine. Walking through the...
    somethingxmissing somethingxmissing 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Sometimes I don't feel i have friends. I mean i have few but i'm not sure if they are real ones and i often feel alone :(
    Ladylockedheart Ladylockedheart 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I don't know why the relationship between me and who id call my best friend is different It was fine when she was with her now ex. He always wanted to talk to me and hang out. And...
    somethingxmissing somethingxmissing 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Why do we even have "feelings"? During our creation, why were emotions even involved? Yeah, without the bad, we can't have the good; but, in all essence, it would be so much easier...
    MochaBrown76 MochaBrown76 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I finally did it. Broke down and got a Netflix account for DVDs. I know it seems crazy when they have streaming and that's the side of the service the major focus is on these days...
    TheNerdYouLove TheNerdYouLove 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Have you ever felt like you can't talk to the people you trust and love most because you're afraid to be a burden? They know you need their help and they say " come to us anytime...
    swimswithcrocs swimswithcrocs 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Its my birthday today and I have nobody to share it with.
    only19 only19 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 16

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    High School - How long are we going to date before we have sex? College - how long are we going to have sex before we date?
    bustedknucklebrew bustedknucklebrew 31-35, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm in a mmf bisexual open relationship. meaning I have a boyfriend and he has a girlfriend.
    experienceisknowledge experienceisknowledge 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    So I have chronic major depression disorder, general anxiety disorder, binge eating disorder, borderline personality disorder, insomnia, my thyroid is under active, and I suffer...
    Thatonegreyeyedgirl Thatonegreyeyedgirl 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    M nt happy I don't knw y I always feel sad while I have lots of people around me,,, I think something is missing
    Chineselight Chineselight 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The more I learn about human nature, the more I despair and lament. Adaption from indoctrination is the only option. But, that is a hard thing, indeed. It's always better to know...
    Thanatos24 Thanatos24 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    They all hate me yelling things in my mind telling me what to do or even causing most of my violence and it hurts so much when they yell at me they insult me that is why I do not...
    Daulton720 Daulton720 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 9

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