He doesn't do anything. My mother and I have to do everything for the cats.
Only one is spayed, and that is the one we have had for ten years.
The rest haven't beed fixed. They are multiplying, as one cat just had five more kittens last night, and another female had babies about a month ago.
There are just too many of them.
We can provide adequate care, however he is unwilling to do anything for them, and it is much too expensive as we are basiclaly living off of Food stamps and one low paying job.
I am unable to afford anything for them myself, due to physical issues (trying to get SSI...) so my mother has to pay for everything for the cats.
Update: She is going to try to sneak some of them off to the pound tonight, there's not much else we can afford to do, even though I am anti-pound, and would rather take them to save-a-live.
Save a life has to have them each tested, then charges $20 though.
I have no idea what his reaction is going to be when he notices a few of them gone, and I really don't even want to imagine what it will be.
We are not going to tell him that my mother took them, as it would make his well let's just say "very angry".
Originally Posted by Beckiboo
I don't know about limits in your area, but I guess the fact that you are checking shows that you are concerned about the numbers.
Are you living in the same home as your brother and the cats? Are the cats spayed and neutered, so they aren't reproducing further? Does he take good care of the animals?
Sometimes, families just disagree on how many pets is the right number. However, if there is any concern that he could be hoarding cats, you may need to get very involved.
Hoarding is more of a sign of mental illness, like OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.) Of course, TCS is a very cat friendly site, and I myself was up to 11 cats recently, as a foster Mom. Now I'm down to 3, because that seems to be my maximum to provide good care.
Others here have less, and some have more. I know of someone in foster care who has about 80, but honestly, she is basically running a shelter in her home. I wouldn't recommend that for most people.
I'm not trying to judge you or your brother, just trying to find more info. I know some people with multiple cats who refuse to adopt any out, and it is because they are all considered pets. Much of the issue comes down to how adequate is the care provided? Are litter boxes clean, and is food and clean water provided? Is he able to provide vet care?