We did a number of posts on the 101 Lakemore Cats. If you're a new reader and haven't heard of them before or have forgotten them, click on the label "Lakemore Cats" under this post. It is the story of one man rescuing 101 cats abandoned in a home in foreclosure. It took him 4 months to capture the last cat. Of those 101, he has 5 left in need of a home.
On Saturday, December 26, Cleveland.com published a "Whatever Happened To" story and the Lakemore Cats were one of the topics.
Yesterday someone left a surprise for Eric.
Anonymous donor leaves 200 pounds of cat food on Lakemore cat rescuer's porch
by Donna J.Miller
"Eric Schickendantz arrived home yesterday evening and found 200 pounds of cat food on his porch.
"The 10, 20-pound bags were likely left by someone who read the story in the Sunday Plain Dealer about Schickendantz's rescue of 101 cats from a foreclosed house in Lakemore, just south of Akron. Schickendantz, 62 and dubbed Katmandu Rescue, spent more than four months catching and taming the cats. He spent thousands on their veterinary care, getting them neutered, vaccinated and treated for respiratory infection." (Click here to read the rest of the story.)
We hope you will read the rest of the story. It has a couple photos of the shed Eric built for the 18 or 19 cats he was unable to socialize for adoption. And it has a link to the story that sparked the donation. In case you were catnapping and missed the link, click here to read the whatever happened to story. (We weren't aware Eric was bitten nearly 30 times and one bite became infected. Ouch!)
We're glad we didn't post about the first article when Eric emailed it to us. We are so pleased to be able to post the latest news with it. Eric did a great job and again we commend him for it.