88-year-old lady feeds 14 cats abandoned near her old people’s home
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San Jose, California, USA: A neighbour to a senior’s home had apparently abandoned 14 cats in the park adjacent to the home in which an 88-year-old lady was living. She’s lived there for 10 years and she calls herself Evan. I believe that her given name is Yvonne, according to a woman who helped her, Jenna Skinner. Yvonne goes to the park to feed the abandoned cats daily. She brings all the food and bowls necessary to feed them. She has now received assistance.

Evan said:

“I’ve done this for 10 years. I was raised to follow through with commitments, including those to our pets.”

She wanted the cats to be re-homed or at least spayed and neutered. Jenna, posting on Facebook tells us:

“That’s Yvonne, she feeds ferals next to her senior housing complex. I’m trying to help her.”

Jenna also writes on Facebook:

“I have a rescue organization. I am working with this wonderful lady to get her cats TNR’d and supply her with food on a regular basis so she never has to buy it again. I’m also trying to line up feeders willing to feed her colony on a regular basis so she can get a break from feeding 7 days a week. If you want to help please go to my Gatos de la Noche Facebook page and message me. I will be meeting with her again this Wednesday. She is grateful for any help you can give.”

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The story was published on several news websites. The source of the story seems to be Frank Somerville of KTVU.

He made the following FB post on October 21st 2018 which fills in some gaps:

“She parks her walker in the corner and lays out some paper plates and pours some cat food and water.”

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Posted by Frank Somerville KTVU on Saturday, October 20, 2018


Despite my best efforts, I failed to find out what happened to the cats and Yvonne. It would seem that the assistance from Jenna and perhaps others might have resulted in the cats being re-homed and/or spayed and neutered. This story is about this remarkable elderly lady who stepped up to the plate to help abandoned cats in need.

We don’t know the identity of the neighbour who is accused of abandoning the cats.

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