Death in the family. Need to place pets. Does anyone know...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by ScentofCedar, May 24, 2010.

  1. ScentofCedar

    ScentofCedar New Member

    Hi, all. We have had a death in our family. The lady had a number of cats We have been able to find a home for one, but there are four others. The woman wished for these four cats to go together. This was a cancer death. Does anyone know whether the American Cancer Society has a program for placing the pets of cancer victims? I looked, but could find nothing.

    Thanks so much to all who respond.

  2. PonyGirl

    PonyGirl Warrior Parent

    Hello Barbara! I did a quick google search....only thing that looked a little promising might be an organization called "Forrest and Jenny's Place" which says they provide temporary foster homes for pets of cancer patients....You could try contacting them at and see where that leads. However, let me just say, 4 cats in one home is a lot to ask. I had 4 cats at 1 time....couldn't handle it!! Just no way to keep up with the wonderful cat hair.

    Sorry for your loss. Hope you are able to find a solution for the 4 remaining feline friends.

  3. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Is there a no-kill shelter in the area?
  4. ScentofCedar

    ScentofCedar New Member

    Hi, Pony and KTMom :eek:) Thanks for your quick responses. I will check the site you gave me, Pony. Thanks! And KTMom, we are trying to abide by the lady's wishes that her cats go to a good home, together. So sad, for everyone.

  5. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    You might check with some vets in the area...they might know of someone willing to adopt all four, or at least point you in the right direction.
  6. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Not sure if you have a no-kill shelter around but they are generally very good. I went in for one old lap cat and came out with three. Momma and her two six year old kittens. I just couldn't separate them. I'm up to 5 right now, which technically makes me a hoarder. Otherwise I'd take all 4.

  7. ScentofCedar

    ScentofCedar New Member

    Abby, that is so funny. :eek:) I will check into the no-kill shelter idea, after all. We just aren't fiinding anyone willing to take them at all, let alone all together.

    Thanks, everyone!

  8. Star*

    Star* call 911


    I was so sorry to read of the passing of someone in your family. Coupled with the arduous task of trying to place your loved ones pets together please know we are keeping you and your family in our prayers and sending extra strength and hope that all the kitties; who I am sure are more confused than ever find a new home together. Our sympathies for you during this difficult time.

    You may check with and check to see if there is a local cat resuce that would foster them temporarily until a suitable home is found for them. You may also put a plea out on Craigslist. or call your local ASPCA and tell them what you are facing.
  9. ScentofCedar

    ScentofCedar New Member

    Aw, Star. Thanks, honey.

  10. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    You might check here for ideas as well:
  11. ScentofCedar

    ScentofCedar New Member

    Thanks, SRL! I am going to use the site.

    Very nice of you to post this info for me.

    Thank you!