I seem to have become a cat magnet. I have never considered myself a cat person but recently I've become a magnet for them. My sister took a stray home from an apartment complex after the owner moved out leaving their six month old kitten "Jaida" behind. My sister discovered the cat was pregnant and was going to return it to continue living on its own at the apartment complex I scolded her for her callousness and took the cat in on a temporary basis until I found suitable homes for mother and kittens. 10 weeks and six kittens later I was going to be in a cat free home but my husband got attatched to the last kitten so we kept her. I had her spayed at four months at which time I found out she was in heat. We love her. On the night before halloween a kitten about 3 or four months old showed up on our doorstep. Cold and very hungry I tried desperately to find her a home without any luck. I posted pictures and placed ad in local papers but she remained unclaimed. One week later a cat arrived on my doorstep. This time an older male, so sweet and loving and thin. I brought him in fed him and also tried to find him a home although not as hard because I instantly took to him. Here I am in a rented house not allowed to have any other animals but my one dog and I have three cats. Christmas hits and I have no money for spaying and neutering but think because kitten shows no signs of heat I should be able to get away with one or two months. In December Kitten escapes outside several times. January notice kitten is gaining weight, maybe age, maybe regular feedings, maybe PREGNANT... Yep Two weeks later no doubt in my mind kitten is pregnant, can feel kittens moving inside her. Eviction notice arrives. So here's the mutitude of problems I need help with. Will be Moving within next two weeks to home we Purchased. Kittens probably due any day now at latest two weeks from now. How do I handle moving cats to new location? Its only 9 houses down from where we are now. I'm afraid cats will sneak out and if so will keep returning to old house. Not to mention will mom freak with new surroundings and how should I handle things if she has not delivered by the time we move? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I had appointment for spaying kitten on 29th but looks like that will wait until kittens are gone. It just seems neverending.
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1/26/03 at 8:12pm