Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Lakemore Cats Revisited

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, 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.


  1. It was a very good story with a good ending!

  2. Finally a story with a good ending! Eric did a wonderful thing with those kitties! We just need to have more people like him and this world will be a better place to be in... :)

  3. What a story! A big rescue project indeed, especially for ONE person! Dedication and blessings.

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  4. Great story and a great human.


  5. woo hoo. what a nice update.

  6. Yeah for Eric and the wonderful one that left all that food. This is the time of year for these happy ending stories!!
    Wishing you and your family the best in the new year coming up!

  7. That is one amazing human dude...he is a hero fur sure!!!

  8. Wot a heartwarming story. eric is a good man. We are in awe of him.

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    Albert The Cat.

  10. Yay! We likes happy endings! We iz so happy all da kitties got rescued, and a nice bean left all dat food.

    Mom wonders howcum most folks are only caring an nice once a year for da holidays... Dat Mr. Eric is a wunnerful eksepshun!

  11. What a wonderful guy. I like happy stories with happy endings.

  12. My feel good story of the day, thanks for that Jan. Great man there..

  13. What a wonderful story!!! We are so happy to hear the great ending. We are sorry to have missed so many posts - the holidays really slowed us down. We send you wishes for a Happy New Year.

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  14. Great story! Thanks for sharing. Happy New Years!
    Kasha and Africa

  15. We loved the fact someone left cat food on the porch. That was a very nice thing to do.

    Thanks for the update. The Lakemore Cats & Eric are one of our favourite stories. ~A,F,S,S

  16. Oh what a wonderfull story!! HAppy New year pals!! love A+A

  17. Great ending to the story. Yay for the kitties, and blessings to Eric for his hard work and huge heart.


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