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Woman With Terminal Cancer Desperately Needs Help To Rehome 40 Cats

A woman who has rescued thousands of abandoned cats is desperately trying to rehome 40 of them after being told she has just months to live.

Marlene Brewer runs the animal sanctuary, Cats in Crisis

Seven weeks ago 64-year-old Marlene Brewer found out she has terminal lung cancer. She told The Lancashire Post, “The doctor told me the cancer was terminal and I asked how long did I have? I asked do I need to go Christmas shopping so my nine grandchildren have presents from me this year? The doctor looked at me and said I should go shopping.” She was devastated.

Marlene runs Cats in Crisis from her home in Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, U.K. It’s a sanctuary she set up 21 years ago and, until her diagnosis, she was caring for 80 cats. She has managed to find homes for 30 of the cats in her care, and those that were unadoptable and had health problems had to be euthanized. Now, she’s in a race against the clock to find homes for the remaining 40 cats.

She said, “It is horrible saying goodbye to them. I am gutted.”

But, she knows she needs to let them go. She added, “I make sure they all go to good homes. I meet the new owner face to face and visit their home. There have only been two homes I have refused as I had a gut feeling.”

If anyone can help find a loving home for one of Marlene’s cats please call 01772 498053.

 

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Sarah Franklin

    Oct 3, 2018 at 6:32 am

    Hi I’m so sorry to hear if your news, would a cat be able to be re homed in Lincolnshire?
    Sarah

  2. Sharon

    Oct 3, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Such a shame for you but I have heard many local rescues have offered places and you have refused . There are many rescues further afield that would help but the fact you want to meet face to face makes this impossible . 🙁
    I hope they all fine rescues asap

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