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27 December 2006 @ 12:40 pm
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If you live in Northern California, and are looking to adopt a kitty...

42 Cats in Los Gatos Need Homes

Dear Best Friends Members,

For years, the Magills have lived close to a park in Los Gatos that was a convenient dumping ground for unwanted cats.For years, Doug Magill and his wife have helped the cats abandoned near their home by providing them with medical care, food, shelter and love.

But now the Magills are the ones who need help.

As the couple has grown older, it has become harder for them to care for the 42 felines who live inside their home or outside on their property. Recently, someone called San Jose Animal Control to complain.

The officer who came out to visit the Magills could see that they were trying their best with the cats, who appeared to be healthy and friendly. He didn't want to confiscate the cats and take them to the shelter, so he agreed to work with the Magills as long as they continued trying to find other homes for the cats.

The Magills have managed to find homes for a few of the cats on their own, but they both have health problems that make it difficult to spend much time posting flyers or attending adoption events.

You can help them by spreading the word about these cats, many of whom are Siamese mixes. Please forward this email to anyone you know who might be able to assist the Magills in finding homes for their rescued cats. If you need more information or would like to adopt a cat yourself, please contact Doug Magill directly: 408-356-1602 or at dbmac@msn.com

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

Liz Finch, Animal Help Specialist
Best Friends Animal Society
5001 Angel Canyon Road Kanab, Utah 84741
(435) 644-2001 ext 322

Having done the abandoned cat rescue thing, I really feel for the Magills. They must be heartbroken. If we already didn't have our quota of rescued cats, I'd take a couple myself.

pat: so coldpat_t on December 27th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
People make me ill the way they throw animals out as if they were trash. They do it all the time around here too. That's how we got Dexter Fitzcairn. And how my sister got all her cats. I would help if I could, but I've got my quota of kitties too and I'm in Mississippi.
Ith: Xmas - Shhhhithildyn on December 27th, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC)
They're only 1/2 hour, 45 minutes from me, and I'm aching to take some in, but I know I can't.

I'd like to dump the people who dump pets out in the middle of nowhere and see how they do.
Fleta: I lurkfleta on December 27th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
I'd help if I could, but I'm in Maine now.

All the kitties I've ever had have been rescued, as is the greyhound I also have.

people make me soooo angry when they dump animals off like trash. *growls*

I wish I could help.
lillielilliew on December 27th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
The kill rate for shelters here in Georgia is around 50%. If you can't take care of a pet, and especially get them fixed/neutered, then you have no business getting one. If you are going to get a pet, go through a shelter or rescue organization (which can get you pure breeds as well). /rant off

I can't take care of more than my two, though I wish I could. I understand people that take in so many, but unfortunately, there are laws that prohibit that. I hope these cats find happy homes somewhere.
lornkanaga: Amelialornkanaga on December 27th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
My hubby and I already have five, four of whom were rescues, the fifth was a kitten of a pregnant rescue.

The Magills have our prayers--bless them for all they've done.