What to do with cats?
Our house goes on the market in about 10 days. I have 2 cats (approx. 12 years old). Both have developed health issues which make them very messy. They don't always use the litter box and they vomit a lot. We're talking at least weekly incidences. I've been fed up with for a while but I just can't give them back to the shelter or put them down. I've had them for over 10 years.
What can/should I do with them while our house is on the market?
There are no family or friends who could take them. I could board them somewhere but I imagine that will be at least $30/day per cat. The realtor suggested maybe caging them in the garage. (We have a 1 car garage that we don't use for our car.) But would it still be off-putting to some buyers to see cats in the garage? I've also thought about keeping them in the 1/2 of the basement that isn't finished. But, that would still have the litter boxes (and their messes) in the house.
Any other options I'm not seeing?
If I do something like board them or cage them in the garage, how long do I have to do that? I'm thinking I would need to keep them away/caged until we closed (not just once we have a contract on the house).
I'm in the DC area where real estate isn't doing too bad. Average DOM are just over 30 days. If I can isolate/remove the cats, I can replace the carpeting in the basement (finished half) that they've done the most damage too. (We've just replaced the carpet in the bedrooms and family room.)
Thanks for any help!!