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Lake County cat rescue needs new home by February

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For the past five years, Holy Cat Whiskers Rescue has been saving homeless cats. Now it is the Madison Township rescue which needs saved. And quickly.

A few weeks ago, HCW learned they will lose their home at the end of January. The rescue did not receive grants this year, and was unable to raise enough funds to build their own structure.

The loss of a no-kill cat sanctuary such as HCW could be devastating. Holy Cat Whiskers Rescue helps by taking in stray cats. The cats are often sick with respiratory or eye infections, are flea infested, and some suffer from even more serious medical issues. Holy Cat Whiskers treats the cats and also helps keep the local cat population down by spaying and neutering. They also practice TNR (trap/neuter/return) as well as help to socialize feral cats.

On their Facebook page, Holy Cat Whiskers Rescue asks for the public’s help:

“If you know of anyone that has rental property. We need six hundre(d) square ft or more. Has to be in Commercial or agricultural zoning. Has to have heat, hot and cold water. And sink hook up. Our budget is limited. If this doesn't happen I'm afraid we will no longer be and our cats will be divided up among other shelters. This is heart wrenching. We are already approved to be in Madison Twp. Most cities do not allow shelters in. So please share this to everyone. Maybe someone can help.”

Even a donation of land would certainly help:

“(I)f we don’t raise enough funds to buy or build, we need someone to donate even a half a acre of land to us so we can build. (L)ooks like renting might be out not much here in twp to look at. (W)e will be no longer.”

Currently, Holy Cat Whiskers is run out of a small, 600 sq. ft. house, which is too small for the more than 40 cats in their care.

According to Leslie Lawrence of HCW, “We need more space, we need an isolation room, we need a room for pregnant mothers to come in and have their kittens and we need an emergency room as Holy Cat Whiskers is a 24-7 emergency hotline for Madison Township, so we get calls all hours.”

Holy Cat Whiskers Rescue is the only feral cat rescue 501-c3 in Lake County, Ohio.

For more information or to follow Holy Cat Whiskers Rescue on Facebook, click here.

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