Thanks for the advice. I know there is a delicate balance with cat relationships and I have a pretty happy trio and wouldn't want to mess that up. I do believe he is an alpha male and I do already have one and I don't want a house that smells like cat urine!! I think what I will do is talk to the rescue group that I adopted from previously and see if they can find a good place for him. Thanks all!
That is a tough call. It sounds like he is an "alpha" personality and if you already have one in the house that feels that way? It would be constant conflict. Getting him fixed would help with the spraying, but they will still spray to show their dominance on occasion. Even without an alpha in the house, he could still spray to show dominance. That's a habit that is TOUGH to break. Sometimes introducing Feliway into the house can help integrate cats. The diffusers not the spray. Also, Zero Odor works GREAT on removing cat urine smells.
Do you have any "no kill" shelters near you? That another option to look into for his little guy.
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Hello all! I'm new to SparkPeople and this group and really enjoying this site. A big, beautiful fluffy cat has been visiting my house 3-4 times per week crying for food. I have three house cats and plenty of food and fed him -- this is why he comes back. He is very assertive and will run into my garage when I arrive home or try to come in the front door when I am checking the mail. Once he did get inside and bolted for the kitchen and while I'm trying to catch him/chase him out, he manages to "spray" in my kitchen. I posted on our neighborhood message board asking who he belonged to as he is so friendly I didn't believe he was a stray. No one claimed him as theirs but several admit to feeding him.
My question is, since he is not neutered and has already exhibited spraying and is an outdoor cat, would the transition to a housecat be very difficult for him and me? I wouldn't want him spraying in my house and I wouldn't want him bolting to get outside all the time. I feel bad for him being outside in the freezing cold and always hungry. I appreciate your thoughts on this.
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