UPDATE: Phoebe was rescued May 14 by Purr Partners Feline Rescue. Hopefully, the page will post a few updates on her. Their Facebook page is here.
This is the story of Phoebe (AKA Kitty) the cat. Without your help, Phoebe may be killed at any time at the Davidson County, North Carolina Animal Shelter in Lexington because she’s not only an owner surrender, Phoebe is also 16 years old.
Yes, her family dumped Phoebe just when she needed them the most. Your help is needed to share her dilemma and to pledge toward a rescue with a spot open who can step up to save her life. Imagine how frightened she must be. Senior cats do NOT do well in a shelter environment. They get sick or they “shut down” and wait for death.
The following was posted on the Friends of Davidson County Shelter Cats Facebook community page
OWNER SURRENDER / MUST EXIT IMMEDIATELY
***CRITICAL*** This 16 yr old senior came into the shelter as owner surrender. Kitty is in urgent need of IMMEDIATE rescue commitment or may be euthanized at any time.
If you are a 501c3 rescue and are interested in rescuing a cat, please forward your information (including vet references) to the rescue coordinator: DCASrescue@gmail.com
PLEASE NOTE: The shelter is FULL. Strays may be euthanized once their holds are up. Owner surrenders may be euthanized upon intake. Shelter is located in Lexington, NC.
Please share Phoebe to 501c3 rescues who are authorized to save cats from this kill shelter. She’s running out of time and may be killed. Pledges are being made that will go to the rescue, as a senior cat will likely need veterinary care just to ensure there are no unknown health conditions.