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I Have Too Many Cats

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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