6 cats, 3 dogs and 1 bird
post #31 of 39
10/16/05 at 2:12pm
Originally Posted by stampit3d
I know of a lady who could top any amount i`ve seen here.
She lives where my Mom lives...is very wealthy and LOVES cats!
I have not met her, but I`ve heard a lot about her form my step sister and have driven by her place.
I understand that she has a few of her own, personal "house kitties", but all the rest are in a big pole barn with a very large outdoor enclosure (So big that the huge old oak tree in the "yard" is not near enough to the barn that the cats can jump to the roof and get away)
I`m told that she has over 200 cats and that the numbers keep growing even tho she tries to find them homes.
Inside they each have their own area with bed, litter box, dishes etc.
She has a quarntee area for new ones till they have had all their vet visits etc...to make sure they are OK to be with other kitties.(She gets lots of "drop offs" from what Im told)
She has other people that she hires to help her with "kitty duties" , which i`m sure must be very time consuming with this many.
Her place looks really nice from the outside and I have every reason to believe that the inside is the same. (I`ve thought about getting her phone # and see if I can visit sometime when I`m up at my Mom`s) I`m told she works with more than 1 area vet to see that everybody gets shots and fixed etc.
She will adopt kitties out...I understand she even has "adoption papers" and if you do not meet her approval you do not get one of her cats! (GOOD FOR HER!)
I love cats...but would not want (nor could I afford) to care for so many....guess she just feels that this is her "life-calling"....and luckily she has the $ for it. I wish there were more people like her!
Just thought you guys might find this story intresting. We all hear about "the crazy cat lady" who hoards cats...but often they are not so cared for as this ladys cats are.
Originally Posted by gia_c
my aunt had around 18 at one point. but im just wondering how many places smell with so many animals, (i read of people in very small places with like 8 cats, and i mean if they are all indoor animals) lol. if anyone has ever left their house for a week or a few days and came back and thought it didnt smell (animal or pee smell or anything else) then great for them! even my friend who has 1 kitten, every now and then there is the 'animal smell', which i dont mind, but i could only imagine anything over 5. we used to have many animals and since we've gotten new carpeting and repainted my mom wont allow any animals inside because of the smell, lol.