Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wife's death means 81 cats must go

Widower seeks homes for dozens of felines after brood becomes too much to handle

There's Cyrus, who snuggles into your shoulder and licks your ear. Then there's Lovey, who lives to cuddle – and eat. And there's Mr. Freezie, fully recovered after being freed from ice last winter.

They lost their first home because someone didn't want them. Now they've lost their "mother" – a devoted animal lover who couldn't say no to a creature in need.

Sonja Currell collapsed in her husband Frank's arms a month ago. Asthmatic and 65, she succumbed to a heart attack, leaving her partner of 46 years and 83 cats who shared their Scarborough home.

Now, as much as it breaks his heart, Frank must find new homes for them. He's in poor health, having lost a lung to cancer and still recovering from radiation treatment.

I read about this in today's Toronto Star.

Bless their hearts for taking in 83 cats.

But I can't imagine having that many! Sometimes our two are two too many.

If you are looking for a kitty, head to the adopt-a-thon at Petsmart in Richmond Hill tomorrow (Friday), Saturday and Sunday. For information, call 905-764-6116.


Raphael Rap said...

Thank you very much!

83 cats!? This woman is really a hero hehehe

Mommy Ruby said...

Thanks for the greetings and visit! Anyway, I am having mine today but will officially celebrate it tomorrow. I have a blog contest for that but haven't finished the mechanics. Hope you can join! :)

Tammy said...

Wow, that's a lot of cats! I don't know how she did it with so many.

Kansas Bob said...

81 cats - yikes!

Sarah said...

I hope the kitties get homes. This story should attract a lot of attention and melt people's hearts.

Teresa said...

Some people are just so kind hearted. Hope they all find homes.

LadyBanana said...

Now that is a lot of kitties! I don't think that many would fit in my small flat!