Our expert says:
Sounds like you handled things reasonably --- she had no right to demand an exclusive and permanently on-call relationship. You are indeed free-er. Welcome to freedom.
Friends --- you sure do pick 'em, don't you !
Now, only your friend's shrink would know about his condition in sifficient detail to answer your question, and to estimate his prognosis. But he'll probably be OK. At least he's not into necrophioliac sado-masochistic bestiality --- that really would be flogging a dead horse.
Seriously, in some people with OCD, part of how they become troubled can involve thinking awful thoughts --- not of things they actually WOULD do ( your cats are probably safer with him than with your late clinging ex-pal ) but of awful things that could be done, thinking how ghastly it would be IF ... SO they may obsess about how dreadful it would be to giggle during a funeral, and so on. Like other aspects of OCD, its about fearing a loss of control in one form or another, even though they are generally more tighly self-controlled than most people.
But if this worries you, ask him if you could have a word with his shrink, for clarification about the outlook
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