Join Date: May 2008
Location: St. Albert, AB, Canada
I must say I'm a bit anxious about you having 5 kittens at once...that's a LOT of work, a LOT of vet bills, and a LOT of food!
My suggestion would be to take your husband to check out the local no kill rescue. If it looks like a good place consider surrendering some of the kittens, maybe 2 so they can get adopted as a pair? I understand how hard it is to trust other people with kittens, but they're at their most adoptable NOW and if you're going to end up overwhelmed when they all turn into monsters at 6 months (I almost lost my mind with 2 teenage kittens! I can't imagine 5 at once!)....better sooner than later as far as surrendering goes.
There are people here with many cats, but they didn't add 5 all at once! And certainly not kittens. That is a huge upset for your two older cats to deal with, and at the very least you need to have a plan to help them adjust to living in a kitty kindergarten - rather than the seniors facility they might like in their old age!