Urgent and Sad Plz cross post if you can October 29, 2007 8:25 PM
OK everyone we must all pull together to help get these cats a rescue or a home. Please cross post as much as you can until we get them all out. Claudia
Dear fellow, full to the max, weary rescuers and volunteers,
This is not just another Please read emails. I am playing a card I didn't want to but am forced to at this point in my life. We all get tired of pleas for help because we just can't save the world. Though we all try. Please read and pass this along. It can't hurt. I always read these and either help and/or forward them.
I have been in cat rescue for over 8 years. I currently have 22 foster cats. All have been s/n, vaccinated, socialized and well taken care of.
In January, my Mom was dx with a rare brain cancer. I live in Savannah, she lives in south Florida. I have been back and forth for weeks at the time to help care for her. She was given 6 months to live. I'm ecstatic to report that her last MRI showed no abnormal growth! So far she has beaten the odds. She continues to have chemo therapy every 6 weeks.
In April, we had another blow to the family. My (grown) children's father had a stroke at work and never came out of the coma. He was buried 5 days later at age 53.
In June, I was dx with endometrial cancer. I had surgery on August 13th and am currently undergoing radiation tx. This has been a very trying time for me and the cats. I have not been able to transport them to Petsmart as usual, or participate in any fundraisers, events, etc.....
My Mom was admitted to the hospital last week and dx with Pulmonary Fibrosis. I made the 7 hour trip this weekend to be with her. For her to come through the Glioblastoma thus far and then get struck with this is almost too much to bear. However, we know that God will not give us more than we can handle.
Which brings me to the obvious topic. I need to find homes for as many of the 22 cats as possible. They are all adoptable.....and most all of them have lived together for at least the past year. They range in ages from 7 weeks to 8 years.
If they could go in pairs, I believe the transaction would be so much easier on them since they are such creatures of habit.
I have to concentrate on my health and my Mother for now. It's time I put my priorities in order. Finding reputable homes for the cats is now my number 1 priority.
I have one cat, Mr. Biggles, who is 2 and a half, who lived the first 2 years in a rabbit cage because he tested positive for feline leukemia. I heard about him, brought him home and he has been living in my sunroom since April. He is so lonely, but I can't let him mingle with the other cats. He desperately needs to go to an only cat home or one with another positive cat. He is such a lover...loves belly rubs.....loves attention.....adores me. I bring him into my bedroom every night to spend a couple of hours with me while I catch up on paperwork, scheduling, resting, etc....
I get emails of pleas to help animals every single day of my life. I have helped as many as I could over the years. This is the first time I have had to go public asking for help.
I do not have the strength, nor the time to contact each and every possible rescue organization. We know all rescues are full to the hilt. I know it better than anyone.
If you would, please at least look at the cats I have on Petfinder. The addy is
Most of them are listed.
Please take a moment and pass this to everyone you can think of, no matter what state. I can have someone reputable check out homes or rescue groups before transport.
All I'm asking is help for the cats. 22 is such a small number in the grand scheme of things.....but a huge one for me at this time in my life.
Thanks for taking the time to read this,
Hannah's Hope Feline Foundation
Rincon, Ga. 31326
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