I am having a dilemma with one of our cats. She was a feral cat this past summer and we began feeding and caring for her. She was pregnant and after having her kittens (they were taken to a shelter) we had her fixed and caught her up on her shots with the help of an awesome local rescue. She has since warmed up to us and wants to come into the house. She really just wants to be our pet, I think. Here is the problem. DH will not let her be inside without declawing her (front only). She sharpens her claws on everything. We brought her inside one time and she clawed at our furniture and the carpets. I worry about her being outside though. We live next to a very busy road and wee have a big fox that runs around the area. Plus we rent so eventually we will move.
Has anyone had experience bringing a cat indoors that was previously a wild cat? We think she is about 18 months and I'm worried she will have a hard time adjusting to having her claws removed. Any other alternatives anyone can think of? Clipping her claws isn't an option....she's still skittish and won't tolerate it.