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Cats need to be moved from Akron, OH to Fairmont, NC

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Sigh...I almost hate to start this thread, but a friend is desperate. I won't go into a lot of details except to say that 62 cats need to be transported from the Akron area to Fairmont in about a week or so. A truck they thought they had lined up was not refrigerated, so it won't work. This lady rescues and cares for cats. Many of them are damaged or ill, so I'm sure they wouldn't survive a 12 hour or more trip in an enclosed truck without some kind of cooling. The cats are all caged, so at least that's something. Please don't reply with any comments on her mental state. She has always been someone who rescues animals. She recently lost her husband and is losing her home. She has no choice other than to move, but won't go without the cats. I hope someone can give me a constructive solution. Any ideas are appreciated.


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I would suggest she travel at night when it is cooler.

Is there any way possible she can find home for some of the cats before the move?

When I moved my four cats from Texas to MS the vet gave me a mild tranquilizer for them. It helped them to relax and I didn't have to deal with all that howling in the back seat.

When I moved three cats from AL to VA it ended up being a 21 hour trip. I do think the cats were in better shape than I was by the time the trip was over!
In the week or so she has left I would concentrate on getting as many cats as possible adopted or new foster homes found for them. There has to be more rescue people in the area. Perhaps an article in the local newspaper would help (IF it wouldn't get her in trouble for having so many cats). You know, a "human interest with a feline twist" type story.

There should be more cat lovers out there willing to help.
Fingers crossed and prayers going up for her and the cats. Please do let us know how things turn out.
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