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