In Memory Of


August, 2016

Molly sitting on the bed

Molly used to belong to an elderly man who had 12 cats. He took good care of them, and they were all up to date on their vaccinations. He had 12 litter boxes for them.

The man eventually became ill and had to go into a nursing home for awhile. When he got back home, he wanted to keep all 12 cats, but he soon fell out of bed and couldn't get up, and he realized he wouldn't be able to continue caring for them all. He called animal control and asked them to bring 3 of the cats to us. We took in Molly, Prince, and Lisa.

When Molly arrived, we thought she had a cleft palate, but her vet records said she had a "rodent ulcer" on her upper lip. At one time such ulcers were believed to be caused by a bite or infection from a rodent, but now they are thought to be caused by allergies or possibly other causes such as an autoimmune disorder. It didn't seem to cause her discomfort or interfere with her eating.

Molly was sweet and friendly and loved attention. She lived in an all-cats room in the main house and was in good health until her final days. She had 6 toes on her front paws.

Molly in the cat bed

Molly in a cat bed