DEADLINE – 2 Days, Monday, April 8th
Friends, we need your help. Please share quickly and as often as you can or if you can help please let me know quickly.
Our friend Jenna got a call from Scott, the Greer City Animal Control officer, who said that a woman called him. She had moved into a rental in a poor mill village and there were cats. Seems the former tenant threw food out the door, scraps and they hung around. Scott said he could set a trap out every day and take them to GCACS and they would be euthanized. The woman said she would feed them as long as Jenna talked to her and the landlord even though her gut was telling her this may not be a permanent solution.
So Bill, one of our special TNR friends, went out and got 12 kitties trapped in 20 minutes, they were beyond starved to death. We got them spayed/neutered (8 females all in heat and 4 males). There is one large male, skinny, and a really starved long-haired tuxedo who is real friendly. The others are all young, 6 months or so, some friendly others skittish.
When Bill went back to drop them off the woman is not there! So we have 12 cats and since yesterday Jenna has been living on the computer and phone calling every vet, horse farm, from this state to the next and have no luck whatsoever. Cheri, our friend in NC, is working on it as well.
We are looking for a sanctuary, or barn situation or feeding station for them. They have been FIV/and FeLeuk tested as well and of course rabies and distemper shots given. We have until Monday when Jenna will have to make a decision. Pal Crystal has some in her garage, Bill has some in his garage and another fellow with CCA has 3. Jenna is beyond desperate because this time there are so many, not just one kitty. Jenna says of all the years she has done TNR, this has never happened. The mill village cannot even afford to care for themselves let alone an animal. Some don’t have electricity!
Right now they’re eating like there’s no tomorrow, and sadly, if we can’t help, they may be right.
Thank you for sharing and caring.
Hi Brian and Dad Terry. Our local shelter is no kill, and takes in animals in emergency situations. We have no idea if they would have room, but please pass this info on to Jenna and have her contact them: Angels of Assisi, email@example.com, 540-344-8707, 415 Campbell Ave SW, Roanoke VA 24016
If they can take any or all of the kitties, our mom and dad would come down pick up and help transport here.
XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer
Dang. What a crazy situation. Poor kitties. We are so sorry to read this, but we will share on Twitter right now!
I hope they find a permanent home for them.
Those poor kitties. I hope they can be saved.
We shared on Twitter… not sure how much help we can be over here on the West Coast. 🙁
Oh Wow, sure hope someone can help. There is absolutely no room here. I have 24 at the moment. We will keep our paws crossed that a place for them to go comes up.
We shared away, hopefully they can be saved.
What a sad story! Purrs for everyone involved.
We retweeted it.
Happy some were caught and fixed and fed, hopefully, they will find their way to a good situation.
We have some feral colonies here, i think they all have as much as they can handle. Plus, you don’t want to necessarily have to spend a lot more to transport them any further than you have to.
Would releasing them back where they were be an option if food donations could be made available?
A sad situation for sure. We are spreading the word.
What a terrible situation. We purr that all those poor kidlets find a place, and bless all those who have helped.
Bast! That is a really hard situation. We are 3 here and TBT says that is his limit (admiring all who care for more). Money doesn’t solve all problems but would some funding help? This could be a crowdsourcing situation.
The best I can do is share this post. So I shared on LinkedIn, Hope you’re able to save them. Please keep us updated.
This is so sad and heartbreaking………….We are praying that there is a shelter that can take these poor unfortunate kitties in and give them at least a temporary home if not a permanent one. So sad………Bless you for helping.
We are in Ohio and no help except in the purrayers department ! God bless you all !