DHR seeks BCHS’s assistance with elderly couple & their 25 cats: Can you help?


My heart goes out to people who have hearts for animals. Everyone who finds unconditional love and companionship with cats/dogs doesn’t have the financial means to do what needs to be done for them. So I not too proud to reach out to the fandom and seek help for those in need. ❤

Butler County Humane Society

There’s an elderly couple here in Butler County who loves their cats. They’ve taken strays into their modest rural home and into their hearts, taming and feeding them, caring for the formerly home felines to the best of their abilities and their income.

600px-woman-kissing-therapy-cat                         ( Image of elderly woman with therapy cat is courtesy of Bing. For  illustrative purposes only.)
But these pet lovers are now in need of a helping hand themselves.

The couple is trying to care for a dozen adult cats and another 13 kittens who are their offspring. It is simply too many pets for an older couple on a small fixed income to manage and that number will only grow without intervention.

Butler County DHR is trying to help this couple, providing several window A/C units to the currently A/C-free house to help them survive during the intense heat of a south Alabama summer.

In terms of the cat overpopulation issue, social services has turned to the BCHS for help.

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About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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  1. Bless them! Hope you find the help they need so desperately. We are on the other side of the pond and have 5 stray cats ourselves who are so lovng … one was a total skeleton when he came to us and was on the verge of death, we called him ‘Bilbo Baggins’, he had no teeth no fur and huge abcesses in his jaw. That was a year ago. He’s turned into a long haired tabby cat and is getting younger and faster everyday with all his medicines! Hope they are all homed safely.

    • Oh, how wonderful that you and Bilbo found each other! It is amazing how with some TLC this animals can recover and positively thrive. I am hoping that reaching out through the humane society blog and posting links to it on FB and Twitter (plus hopefully getting an article into next week’s newspaper) will help. I know of one check that has already been written by one of our most generous donors. ❤

    • Hey, I completely understand. I am actually waiting for a paycheck from my newspaper work to make a contribution because we just had to replace a blown-out tire on the car and have some work done on the Jeep. Thanks for the moral support, we can use that, too.

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