I have 3 hoursecats, 2 foster cats(one may never be able to leave us, now), 8 outside cats, plus the "traveling circus" as I call them. Twitch, Lily, & Ohpie are in the house all of the time. Damita & Chico are in the house all of the time as well(fosters). The there are the 8 outside cats, Fafeena(12-she won't stay in the house at all), Tabitha(5-ex-feral), Billy Bob Thorton & Tony(1-the troublemaking brothers), Slinky(8-ex-feral), Goat-Head(2-will pick any fight she can & wins at 4.5 lbs), Cow(3-the ornriest pet cat I have ever met as he loves to claw & bite), & Sandy Paws(2-he has got to be the sweetest cat in the world, but he has some nasty behavioral issues, someone dumped him at our place). The traveling circus includes: Tomas(2-3 y/o neutered tom), Amadeo(?? y/o traveling tom-is he neutered? feral), Fluffy(spayed 5-8 y/o female feral-"belongs" to a neighbor), & whoever wanders on the place.
The outside cats are fixed, UTD on shots, get stool samples tested every 3 months & any treatment necessary done. They sleep in the garage, the shop, or a shed all of the time. They go outside when I have time to "walk" them. They don't much time outside unsupervised(unless they sneak out on me, which, sometimes they do
). Mostly, they are the vicious cats that would be pts at the HS or the cats with severe behavioral issues. When I take the dogs for walks, the cats go with. We all move down into the road ditch when a car comes(no leashes on the cats). When the cats are outside, there are several doghouses & open sheds for them to get into. We feed them 2x a day, & make sure they always have water. I spend as much time as possible with the cats that won't tear me to shreds everday. My little sister is working with Sandy Paws trying to work through some of his issues. If we do, there is a home waiting for him.
That was really long. Sorry!