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Old 11-15-2018, 12:58 AM
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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Originally Posted by The_Resourcer View Post

She treats the cats as family, as she never had children. She gets testy whenever I propose options for the cats (like surrendering them to Morris, SPCA, Banfield, ACCT or just leaving them behind to fend for themselves, since they are outdoor cats).

She's afraid they will be killed in either scenario if not adopted by another family. I told her about the Working Cat Program at the Women's Animal Shelter in Bensalem, and that brightened her mood a bit. But this is a woman who has spent more money on these cats than on her own health. They are like Human kids to her. I'm just worried about her state of mind when she finally moves into a new place that forbids pets!
Yes, of course I understand how she feels, I've had both cats and dogs. I was just going by your previous post that she had taken a cat and kittens to some agency and that another person took one of the cats. I assumed the "cat problem" was taken care of.

If you can't find another alternative, maybe just let her spend the $250 to place them somewhere -- I mean, what other options do you have?
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Old 11-23-2018, 06:13 PM
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Update Nov 23:

The landlady has extended my neighbor's stay until December 3, 2018. My neighbor hopes to have a room in which to reside until her admission into a senior facility is approved.
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Old Yesterday, 11:58 PM
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Here is another suggestion assuming that: 1) Your friend's situation has not improved; and
2) you, as her friend, are reasonably comfortable with using the internet.
Since the most fundamental problem here is this woman's lack of money, why not post a GoFundMe page? From what I've been able to deduce, there are people in need of funds who seem far less deserving than your friend. Another thought about going this route: Even if the public lacks sufficient empathy to help this elderly lady, I'll bet there are cat lovers (or, generally, animal lovers) who will find it in their hearts to donate. And it is the giving season, isn't it?
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