Why does the foster kitty not get along with our other cats?
We have been fostering a black long hair female cat (her name is momma) (about 2.5 years old) for a few months now and she just can't get along with our other 4 cats (Sophia, Felix, Natasha (formerly Nancy) and our baby kitty (Victoria).
We have to keep them separate when we aren't in the house as momma attacks any of our other cats frequently. She is the sweetest cat if no other cats are in the room but she seems to hate any other cats and often violently attacks them.
Is there a way to make momma accept the other ones? We were thinking in adopting momma as she just can't find another home as she is initially too shy. My wife is volunteering for the Pet Smart adoption program where we got momma from (to foster her). However, in the long run, we don't want to have a situation where we really can't leave momma together with the other cats as they will have pretty bad scratches when momma attacks them. We are just looking for a way to make them get along better.. Is there a way or is it a lost cause? Momma is a really sweet cat with humans and dogs (she gets along great with our Schnauzer, just like our other cats) but she just doesn't like ANY other cats.. If she doesn't change, she would probably off best in a one cat household with someone that has a lot of time for her...