This past weekend I had a sweet little tomcat decide to adopt me. He is malnourished, has conjunctivitis and an upper respiratory infection. I assumed he was a stray. I took him to the vet Tuesday night, and they discovered that he is chipped.
The chip information revealed that Mr. Tomcat belongs to my neighbors!
I know, appalling, right? So I spoke with my neighbor, and was informed that Mr. Tomcat was "made an outside cat" due to his spraying problem. Since he is "only an outside cat," they were kind enough to let me adopt him.
So, Mr. Tomcat has taken up permanent residence in my garage. He rarely leaves, if ever, and is dying to become an inside cat.
Mr. Tomcat has an appointment to be neutered tomorrow, but I am concerned about the marking behavior. Many things I've read say 90% stop spraying. How long do I wait before letting him in my house? My kitty died last month, so it may still smell like her. I am selling my house this summer; can't have him spray!