STAPLES, Ontario—A southwestern Ontario woman is struggling to find a place to live that can accommodate her 64 cats, after her rented house was sold.
Liza Nelson received notice in May that she would have to leave her Essex County property in July. Last Saturday was moving day and Nelson still hasn’t found a new home large enough, or a landlord willing enough, to take in her dozens of cats.
“I don’t need someone to pay our rent and I don’t need someone to pay for our food. I don’t need any of that…I just need some place to go.”
After her plea to the public, Nelson says she received overwhelming support from across the country and is appreciative of all the offers to adopt her cats. However, many of her rescue cats are being treated for various medical conditions, and Nelson is reluctant to part with any of them. She wants to be sure that whoever she hands them over to is going to love her cats as much as she does.
Nelson began rescuing cats more than a decade ago after she left an abusive relationship. She thought, who could better understand abuse, abandonment and neglect than rescue cats?
Now, with only temporary arrangements in place and a looming fear that she will be forced to bring her cats to a shelter, Nelson is the one pleading to be rescued:
“Please, we just need somewhere safe to go and we won’t be a pain, we won’t ruin your place. We just need some place safe.”
Anyone who can help Nelson is asked to contact her at 519-567-7283.