Bear with me, this is longer....
I have a three year old male, indoors only(fixed, not declawed) cat. I got him when he was 7 weeks old and from the beginning, we have had a tumultuous relationship. He hated me from the beginning. I stuck with him because I felt obligated. I mean, I picked him out and everything. He destroys things. For example: he scratches things to NO end. I don't believe in de-clawing cats, otherwise I would have. I keep his nails trimmed SO short and he STILL wrecks stuff (couches, curtains, corners of the wall, carpet). I have tried the caps that go on top of the nails and he somehow gets them off. He has recently started going underneath our bed at night around 4am every morning and scratching the box spring until I get up. It's not because he needs food/water/box cleaned. He's just decided that it's time for me, who is 7 months pregnant, to get up. I have a spray bottle and I spray him ALL the time. He seems to get angry at me when I spray him. He won't run away, instead, he will turn his butt towards me and meow angrily while I am spraying him. I physically have to remove him from where he is scratching. It isn't because he is lonely; I actually got HIM his own little kitten friend about a year a half ago. That seemed to help for about a year, but now he's back at it again.
I want to just bring him to the humane society because I can't take this crap anymore from him. He doesn't bring me any joy or happiness. He drives my blood pressure up!! The other cat is a sweetheart. None of the same issues with him. I guess I just need some reassurance that bringing him to a no-kill shelter would be an ok option..... :-(
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