My housing situation is still mostly figured out. I just got to work my ass off to get enough on this pay check for bills and the higher rent. I’m not going to AI this year anymore so I can take care of things at home.
Now the fun story. What happened to the cats.
I was told when my mother first told me she was leaving that my aunt Brenda would be taking the cats. Either there was miscommunication between them or Brenda just never bothered to get them. Or some combination of both. So no one was watching the cats and they were stranded alone in that apartment for over a week. My mom has been charged with animal neglect. I in no way blame my mother for this. I mean..I do but..she’s going through some mental problems and hopefully this is a major wakeup call for her. I know where she is finally and she’s going to be getting help.
Now, back to the story. The cats were stranded alone. No one knew this until today. As soon as I found out I tried calling all the shelters in the area to see if anyone knew anything. No one did. But there’s a rescue in York, NE who was more than helpful. The woman in charge of cats gave me some great advice and told me to contact the sheriff. Sadly, Seward county has no animal control division so the cats would have been released on the street. I was desperate to find out where these cats were, I found it unlikely they’d still be in the apartment but it was a possibility. Thank God for Uni’s fiance Scott who was able to locate the landlord’s number where the rest of us couldn’t (we got close but couldn’t reach anyone). Scott talked to her, explained the situation and talked to the cops so we’d do everything legally. We drove in over 100 degree weather in a no air conditioning car an hour and a half one way to go get these cats. He took off early from work AND has a cat allergy. Scott is my God damn hero right now. So we get down there, talk to the police, the landlord lets us in, we track down the cats and give them more food and water and take them back here. Now I need to find homes for 1-2 of them so..that’s the next step.