What would you do?

@scribe1 (1207)
United States
May 30, 2008 8:02am CST
Tonight, two people I know are going to bring me another cat named Marlo. This cat is altered and about 9 years old. Supposedly, he has a sweet personality. My home is relatively small and I already have four cats, Columbus, Waffles, Mimi and Maxie. Naturally, each of those cats has claimed his or her own territory. There is really no place for Marlo to go. As if things weren't bad enough, Columbus hates Maxie with a passion and tried to kill the younger cat about two weeks ago. Marlo's original owner has had a recent kidney transplant and is not expected to survive. I've decided to just house Marlo temporarily, though I'm not sure how at this point. Is this what you would do, given a similar situation?
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@ElicBxn (60053)
• United States
30 May 08
How the heck do you think I ended up with 26 cats?
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
30 May 08
lol. 26 cats!? I suspect that will be me one day!
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
30 May 08
Do you have a humane society in the area that is a no kill shelter? They might could take this sweet kitty, he sounds like a lovely cat. Otherwise the sucker that I am would probably take him in.
@scribe1 (1207)
• United States
30 May 08
Unfortunately, the local humane society is a kill shelter. I feel like a sucker too. It's the whole issue of keeping a constant vigil on Columbus so that he and the new boy don't start WWIII. You should see Columbus when he senses a strange cat. He walks in the room looking like a gunslinger in the Wild West---out to kill. I plan to tell those people that Marlo is only going to be here for a short visit and that they will have some time to find a new home for the cat.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
31 May 08
Its too bad your only shelter is a kill shelter. Just doesn't seem right, does it. Hopefully they will be able to find him a new happy home.
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
30 May 08
If possible, keep the new boy separate for at least a few days. Wipe the existing cats with a towel and wipe the new boy with the same towel. Use 2 towels and put one where the resident cats can smell it and one for the new boy so they get used to each other's scent. Feed them treats together. Play with a wand toy with them together. It's possible that it will all work out. Give the residents lots of attention. Feed them together. Make sure as much as you can that they associate good things with the new cat. Loads of luck.