Ok, here goes! I have a horse, whom lives at a boarding barn 2 miles away. There are only 2 other boarders there, Mike and Karen. Karen is a nice lady, she is a cop and she works at the local Petsmart part time. One day she brought in two kittens to live at the barn, saying that someone had dumped them, and she was rescuing them. She says they are both female, and sisters. I say, don't you know that the cats that are already here are all males, and brothers? "Oh, I'm planning to get them fixed, and get them all of their shots!" The months go by, and although she says she got them their shots, she still has not gotten them fixed. I called her the day the kittens started showing signs of being in heat, and I even witnessed on the the males mount! " I don't have the money to get them fixed right now, so I guess they will just have to get pregnant, the little hussies!" so 1 of the kittens does have babies, and the other had been pregnant, but we think she may have lost her litter. I let her know that by the time they are done suckling, the mother will be pregnant again! " I still don't have the money!" She found a home for the 2 kittens that the momma did have, and then took the kittens from the mother 4 weeks too early! They would have needed mothers milk for 2 more weeks! I had already told her, and the people who wanted them, when would be the appropriate time, but they couldn't wait that long apparently!
On top of this problem, both of the female cats are really skinny! She feeds them, and I feed them. Sometimes though, there will be no food for days! anywhere from 2 to 5 days! I even had to buy them food once b/c I was sick of them being so hungry! Mind you, I have very little extra money to spend on animals that are not mine! I have 2 cats at home of my own to care for, plus a horse to feed! My question is, if it were you, would you intervene, and take these female cats away, like to the pound? I have been thinking of taking them to the pound, so at least they will have to be fixed before thy can find a new home. Or if the worst of all things happens, at least they will not be making more kittens! They are both really nice cats, and one of them is sure to find a home b/c she loves to cuddle! What would be better?