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February 18th 2012 9:25 am
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Written by Artie’s female human:

I received some very sad news yesterday from a good Catster friend. Julie has been caring for 10 cats now for several years. Although that sounds like a lot of cats, she has taken very good care of them (she was licensed to have all cats and received yearly, unannounced inspections, which she always passed). Unfortunately, the apartment that Julie was renting has been foreclosed (the landlord still collected payments from her even though he wasn’t making payments himself!), and she will have to find a new place to live. Julie is having a very difficult time finding a place that she can afford (she is disabled and on a very fixed income), and she will need to get rid of six of her cats (she will be keeping the remaining four cats who have more serious disabilities). As you can imagine, she is heartbroken to have to do this but she doesn’t have any other options. She has called around to all shelters within a 100-mile radius. Except for one shelter that is willing to take only one of her cats, all of the other shelters are full.

Please pass this information on to anyone you know who might be willing to adopt a cat (or cats). Although Julie lives in Central California, it might be possible to transport these cats to other areas of the country (with the help of the Caster Railroad). The cats needing to be rehomed are the following:

1) Chief Joseph is a gentle, playful 12-year-old Siamese boy. Look at those gorgeous eyes!

2) Fuzz is a handsome 16-year-old boy with a lovely tuxedo pattern.

3) Autumn is a 10-year-old Abyssian mix with green eyes. Autumn suffered previous abuse but has come a long way since Julie rescued her. Autumn has hyprcalcemia and receives sub-q fluids every other day but is otherwise doing very well.

4) Marilia is a shy 9-year-old girl who was also rescued from an abusive home and has thrived while in Julie’s care.

5) Graciela is a gentle 11-year-old girl with a beautiful black and white coloring.

Purred by: Samoa - Diva Angel (Catster Member)

February 18th 2012 at 10:59 am

I'm so sad for Julie, and we'll be purring that these sweet kitties find homes soon. She might want to put them on Petfinder and also post in the Catster forum if she hasn't already. Maybe even post something on Catster's Facebook page.
Purred by: Samoa - Diva Angel (Catster Member)

February 18th 2012 at 11:00 am

She should probably put "Adoptable" on their Catster pages too.
Purred by: Princess Antonia Llwellyn of K (Catster Member)

February 18th 2012 at 2:34 pm

Oh my Goddess!!!
the candles get lit tonight here.
If there is any way we can help we want to.
We're very fond of her, and I am in love with much of the work she does and we so can relate...there but for the grance of God...

Please, can you post this to facebook so I can put it out to everyone?

What about Best Friends Animal Sanctuary?

Have her post to Liz Marsh so it can go out as an email blast.

Keep us posted!!!! We don't want anything to happen to these babies!!!!!
Purred by: Samoa - Diva Angel (Catster Member)

February 18th 2012 at 2:37 pm

Mawmee posted a link to Art's diary over on Facebook!
Purred by: Laura W

February 18th 2012 at 2:37 pm


We trooly hope that these kittehs can stay with their mom and they find a place to call home..together....

Callin out a favor here st francis...pleez and tanx....
Purred by: Calie Dreamette #17 (Catster Member)

February 18th 2012 at 4:18 pm

aww this is so said yes we will puray and also pass the word to all of our kitty loving friends to help us net work for them.
Purred by: Art Blakey (Catster Member)

February 18th 2012 at 4:46 pm

Thank you for the suggestions and links, Samoa! Mom posted a link on Facebook about this too. Hopefully someone will hear about this and be able to provide homes for the cats.

Princess Antonia Llwellyn, Mom also recommended contacting Best Friends and passed on their main phone number to Julie. Is Liz Marsh associated with Best Friends?
Purred by: Art Blakey (Catster Member)

February 18th 2012 at 4:51 pm

Oh, thank you Tabbies OTT (and any others I've missed) for posting a diary about Julie's situation! The more we can get word out, the better.

Mom has passed on some of the suggestions mentioned above to Julie. I don't think she's online much. She has a lot going on right now just trying to find a place for herself and the other four cats to live, while also trying to find separate homes for the other five cats and having to take one of the cats to the shelter. Terrible situation to happen to someone who has given so much to others.
Purred by: Laura W

February 18th 2012 at 5:35 pm

Her may wanna chek out
" Cat house on the kings " too buddy
Purred by: Princess Antonia Llwellyn of K (Catster Member)

February 18th 2012 at 8:19 pm

no, Liz Marsh does emails blasts for at need animals. She's fantastic.
Purred by: Princess Antonia Llwellyn of K (Catster Member)

February 18th 2012 at 9:05 pm

a message from Julie, as of a bit ago:

Well, a no-kill shelter took 3 of my cats today (Chief Red Cloud, Chief Joseph and Marilia). They will not take any cats on meds and those are:

Graciela: 5mg Methimazole in a.m. and 2.5mg Methimazole in p.m. for life

Autumn: 200-250mg Fluids every other day for life.

Fuzz: Who is healthy, but 16 and they won't take him. He would do best alone with an elderly couple or person. He's laid back, loves being petted and has a high-pitched little meow. Doesn't do great with other cats; hence, my trying to find a more comfortable place for him to be.
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

February 19th 2012 at 1:17 am

I'm sending them lotsa purrs.
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

February 19th 2012 at 3:56 am

We are so sorry to read this, it is such a sad story, so horrible. We are sending many many purrs. If anyone in Northern CA or beyond wants one of these beautiful babies we will help with transport.
Purred by: Emil (Catster Member)

February 19th 2012 at 4:39 am

We a sad to see this, so much sadness seems to be happening around here at the moment. Mette-the-human says she wishes there was anything she could do but we live really far away and can't seem to do anything. Really hope all of these cats find loving homes and have a happy time ahead of them.
Lots of hopeful purrs from Emil, Lilly and Mette-the-human.
Purred by: Precious (Catster Member)

February 19th 2012 at 9:13 am

This is so sad, We will keep you and your kitty babies in our thoughts and prayers.
Purred by: Timmy Tomcat DB #122a (Catster Member)

February 19th 2012 at 10:33 am

Pops added his thoughts for this sad day. Words fail us Roo we are keeping you and all of your family in our purrayers.
Tim, Toby, Buddy, Rumpy, B, Fitz, and Dad Pete


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