Hi everyone. I am new to this forum and am hoping to get some much needed help here. Yesterday I found out that my close friend passed away. I received a call from an officer that said she left a note saying to call me to take care of her 6 cats. I am in TN, she was in FL, so my husband has to drive down to Palm Beach animal control and pick them up. The main problem is, I currently have 9 cats and 2 dogs of my own, all rescued. I have no idea how to introduce 6 adult cats to my current pets. I only have experience introducing one kitten at a time. Two of the cats we will be getting are offspring/siblings of 4 of my current cats - I have each of their moms and 2 siblings. Which leads me to one of my questions, will these cats know they are siblings/offspring of my current cats? It has been 5 years since they have been separated but was hoping they would recognize their scent and maybe get along better??.... Also, does anyone have any suggestions on how to make the introduction to my current pets go more smoothly? I am so worried that I will not be able to make this work. I was even going to see if I could find homes for 4 of the cats and just keep 2 but I don't have the heart to break them up because they have been through so much the past few weeks. From what I have heard my friend was deceased for about 3 weeks and the cats were without food and water when found, another concern of mine, could they have turned wild from being closed up in a house with a body? Forgive me, I know it's gory but it's life and I need to know what to expect. I would never have thought in a million years that this would happen, so any help that could be offered will be so greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
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4/28/08 at 1:48pm