sorry, all, but cat collectors are an odd lot
it's a strain of compulsive neurotic i find particularly disturbing, but i've seen in collector types.
i say this from amidst piles of paper but the weird part is that they usually know there is a--
ok, shutting up now, beverage, break
I am one of the crazy cat ladies. I mean, not that crazy...I only have 3 at the moment, two of which are almost 20. But when I lived out in the country, and had a few hundred acres for them to run around on, I think I got up to 11. But, all of mine were fixed, the additions came from strays that I fed, fixed and kept. I lurve my cats. I will be very sad when the two old ladies go...which I know is going to happen soon. My big tomcat finally passed away at 22, and the vet said it was the oldest cat she'd ever seen. (He was still chasing string and the other cats, then one day he just stopped. I cried for weeks. I still cry about it a little. Have pictures of him everywhere.)
I think I firmly qualify as one of the weird cat ladies. :)
I feel sorry for the cats and the woman. I'm sure she thought she was helping them. Eeesh.
Although I have only two cats at the moment (and three has been the most at one time) I'm firmly in the "crazy cat lady" contingent. When we move to a bigger place there will be at least one addition if not two.