I know a marvelous woman who once had a few cats. They were collected as strays. She cared for them and loved them all, but she couldn't bear to touch them, not even to stroke. The sensation disgusted her.
Eventually the numbers grew until she was looking after twenty two. 22. Her mother said to her "enough's enough!' and she gave them away. Now she has none. But she feeds all the neighbourhood cats, including mine. Wonder what she feeds him. He's very picky.