Friday, December 27, 2013


Five Cats need a home now.... deadline Jan 15 or they will be sadly taken to shelter *From Laura: Hi everyone! I don't send a lot of emails like this, but right now my partner's family is in an urgent state of need. My stepdad-in-law has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in his lungs and brain, where there are already over 30 tumors. He's fighting day to day to maintain his quality of life. He and my mother-in-law are struggling financially, as she's disabled and neither of them can work. 

There are currently 7 cats and a dog living in their small home, and because of both of their health, five of the cats must find new homes. This must occur by January 15, and unfortunately, those who have not found homes will be going to a shelter, where I believe it is unlikely for them to make it out alive. They are special cats with very special personalities, but will probably be looked right over at the shelter.

I am attaching the sad story of two of these cats, Emmy (black and white) and Runner (black), who ended up with my in-laws after their original guardian, a family friend, committed suicide. These I feel are the 2 most adoptable cats because of their sweet demeanors. Right now, a kind rescue group to take them in would be a wonderful solution for these babies!

The other kitties are as follows (photos attached):
-Murray - a black and white kitty who is very independent and a free thinker. He's not especially social with other cats but can live with them if necessary and will just do his own thing!  He can be a huge sweetheart when he wants to be. Prefers to be indoor/outdoor cat.
-Baby - a small tabby who is very docile and shy. She is scared of new people, but is so sweet when the right person takes the time to get to know her. Probably the sweetest little girl I've ever met. Indoor cat.
-Harley - black and white kitty, not good with other cats. He has a mind of his own and just wants someone to be "his person." He's mostly laid back and low maintenance. Indoor cat.

These cats will all be fixed, vaccinated, and had a basic exam before being sent on their way!

Even if you cannot take these kitties, PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO YOUR CONTACTS. Maybe we can find a few rescue groups to take them. These cats are located in Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am willing to drive as far as it takes to get them to where they need to be (I love road trips!!!). Thank you all SO MUCH for any help in spreading the word.

INTERESTED ADOPTERS/GROUPS, please contact Laura Cascada at

P.S. I've set up a donation page for my in-laws as well, and if you'd like to make a small donation, please indicate that it's for the kitties - I'll use it directly for their vet expenses. TO DONATE PLEASE CLICK HERE:

Laura Cascada

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Advance, NC - elderly couple had to give up their senior kitties... please help

This is heart breaking. PLEASE CROSS POST Three beautiful, senior cats in need of fur-ever home(s) or rescue. Located in Advance, NC close to Winston-Salem. Contact is: Gerri at Village Way Kennel (336) 998-0263 or by cell at: (336) 671-8117.

There is no other family to help. Wife paid for boarding for one month when she went into the hospital. Sadly, she is going from the hospital to hospice. Because the husband is unable to physically care for the cats he came to the vets office to sign euthanasia papers.

Thankfully, the vet and staff were so touched by this gentleman, the story and the cats that they agreed to hold off with hope home(s), or rescue(s) can be found, but they can’t keep them much longer. Rebecca and Joseph have been there the longest and Noel, the last was recently brought in. They have adjusted well to being in a kennel, but it’s no life to live, especially for very long and the vets office just can’t keep them much longer. They need the kennel space for sick patients and boarders too. So, sadly if homes or foster/rescue(s) aren’t soon found they will be euthanized.

Adopted as kittens, these kids are spay/neutered and current on vaccines. Indoor only. They got along well with the couples dog and grandchildren. Super sweet and loving. 

Rebecca 10 yrs and 8 months old
Joseph 10 yrs and 8 months old
Noel 8 yrs and 11 months old

PLEASE, can anyone help any of these beautiful, well loved and cared for cats?  They do not have to stay together. We are all saying our prayers for the cats and the couple.

Monday, December 9, 2013

*Orlando, FL: Savannah on her own walking 100 miles - Urgent!!!

12-16-13 Savannah is safe with her owner who had been looking for her!

This is Savannah and hers is quite a story - she needs help NOW!
Orlando, FL - Dog walked 100 miles alone, owner in jail, she needs foster/home/rescue now!! - Savannah, senior Shep mix!! 
Please contact Chucky ASAP at: 407-739-2003!!  This poor girl needs a HOME to love her-=- she's precious just wants some TLC and love, that's IT!  If not a home, pls a rescue step up to help her ASAP!!!

She was found in my front yard on Black Friday. I took her to my vet and they found she was micro-chipped… Unfortunately, her owner never registered info on the micro-chip.  I was able to get the manufacturers number from the chip, and learned it was installed at The Marion County Animal Shelter (Ocala) in 2002.  I also was able to get her owners name and address.  I did a small background report, trying to find a working phone number for her owner, but had no luck.  I was able to get in touch with her owners’ parents, who are in their 90s.  Sadly, they haven’t heard from their daughter in years, and said they have no idea of how to find her.  I then had my mother help me out; she works for the City, and was able to pull a full background report… That is when we discovered that Savannah’s owner has been in jail since late October.  Based on the timeline and geographic scenario, this 11 year old girl has been surviving on her own for over a month, and has walked close to 100 miles.

I am an animal lover, and would love to be able to keep this sweet girl, but my family and I are not in a financial position to keep her at this time.  I also believe that our home is a little too chaotic for her; between my other 2 dogs (weighing in at 150 lbs combined), and my rambunctious 2 year old… I just don’t think she can get comfortable, or that she is getting the one on one love and attention that she deserves.

I have called 15+ rescues, and all have explained to me that they are either full, or that they only accept dogs off of death row.   I have also called no-kill shelters in Orange, Seminole, Brevard, Lake, and Marion counties to see if I can drop her off there.  I have been told that they do not accept strays, and can only take her if I claim her as a pet.  Claiming her as a pet would mean that I am claiming ownership of her for the past 90 days, and therefore taking responsibility for her current condition.  Since her current condition is less than fair (due to her extreme weigh loss), I could be fined and charge with animal neglect and have my other 2 dogs taken away. All the shelters I have call have suggested forfeiting her to animal control.  I really do not want to send her to animal control because their policy is to euthanize after 5 days.   
Additionally, I have called them and been informed that they have shortened their holding period to 3 days before euthanizing them, due to the large amount of animals they receive throughout the holiday months.

My goal in all of this is to find Savannah a loving and stable home.  I feel she would be best suited with either a person who is single, an old couple, or possibly someone with a disability.  She is very low maintenance, and prefers to be in a low-stress environment.
Here is some additional info about her:

• Female, Spayed
11 years old• Tall/thin – about 60 lbs
• Micro-chipped (can be registered under your name)
• No fleas
• House Broken
• Does not chew
• Does not get in the garbage
• Non-Food Aggressive
• Ok with other dogs & older children
• Ok with cats (at least the one who was roaming around my vets office when I took her there)
• Low activity required – Just lots of love and petting
If you are interested in helping this sweet girl out, or know anyone who may be, Please contact me ASAP at: 407-739-2003.

Thanks so much for all of your help and prayers for a forever home for Savannah.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Charlotte, NC: URGENT! "Macy" - Found In Survival Mode Living Under a Bridge

Importance: High
A picture speaks a thousand words....
Please share this story with anyone you know looking for an adorable little girl who has had a tough life.

"This girl has come a long way in her adjustment back into a loving home environment.

HOWEVER, when we first rescued "Macy"  in September... I absolutely had no room for her and nowhere for her to go....

I called my friend after pulling her from under the bridge, in the dark of night, and asked if she could take her for what we thought was only a couple of weeks....

My friend, graciously agreed to take her in for a couple of weeks (she really did not have room for her either)...well that was back in September.   She has been working with "Macy" and has done a fantastic job....BUT, my 2 week agreement is LONG PAST!  The situation has become URGENT....I have got to find a place for "Macy" to go! She can no longer stay with her present foster mom.

"Macy" will be an excellent companion / pet for a good loving home.  She has absolutely no aggression to her what-so-ever.  She is a little stand-offish when meeting new things, people, other dogs, etc, But, she comes around very nicely once she sees that she is not in danger.  She runs and plays with the other dogs and loves to see Mom and Dad coming home from work.   She is UTD on shots, spayed, micro-chipped....ALL done at personal expense of my friend, her present foster mom.

Can anyone take this girl into their Foster / Adoption Program?  OR Give her a "Forever" Home?

I am desperate to find a place for this great little girl..... PLEASE HELP! "

Contact:  Debbie Hinson - 704.582.0408 or