Outside Cat(s) Left Alone?
First time poster, but love the home/garden forums. Figured this would be best forum for this particular question.
We have a camp out in the swamps of South Louisiana that we go to almost every weekend. There's a tom cat in the area that I feed and although he may be 'wild', he loves to be petted. I'd like to get another cat, but would like the cat to be fixed as I don't want a zillion cats running around as it's not good for them. My plans are to get an automated feeder for them. I had thought about putting a cat door in the garage area so they can escape from any predators, but honestly, the tom cat has been out there for several years (i'm guessing) and seems like he's been fine. (has even gone through hurricanes)
I was thinking a cat from the pound that has had it's shots/fixed. Would this be cruel to only be there on the weekends for these cats? (especially the new cat)
I love cats and it's also good pest control. Can this be done? I'm going back and forth about it.