Thanks for your comments. And we signed contracts too, but the humane societies have basically told us that they are overcapacity and cannot help us. I tried explaining it and the only solution they gave us is that they could put them up for adoption, but the cats would still need to live with us. Not really a solution in this situation as we are in the process of trying to find my daughter an interim place to stay so we can re-home animals, replace carpet, and deep clean and oh - get a hepa filter.
I don't want to even think about the money.
Even explaining all this, the humane societies are not unsympathetic, they just don't have the resources.
Unfortunately, we are the only cat folks we know. No one in our family will take our cats. My in-laws took the dog so at least I will still get to see him.
I can't type anymore. I'm about to cry again. Sorry.