Barrington cat update: Foster homes back out, help needed


A comment posted by the Barrington Partnership for Animal Welfare describes a grim scenario facing a Barrington woman who is trying to find homes for dozens of cats by Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Last week the Barrington Times reported that Janet Feldman was looking to adopt out many of her cats. The Barrington resident has been rescuing cats for the last couple years, offering her home as a safe haven for felines that would otherwise be euthanized at a “kill shelter” in the southern United States.

But recently, facing the need to sell her home and relocate into an apartment, Ms. Feldman came to the realization that she would need to part with some of her beloved pets — she has more than two dozen cats. The task of finding good homes for her animals took on a more urgent feel earlier this month when she learned that she would need to be out of her home by Dec. 19.

Barrington Partnership for Animal Welfare posted this comment earlier this week: "URGENT!!! There are 66 cats. All need to be out of house & safely somewhere by Wednesday. We had lined up 3 foster homes to help at least some & as of this morning all have backed out. We need people willing to foster or even better to adopt. If you have already contacted us I have your info & will be in touch. If you can help email Please share! Barrington has no shelter - SPCA & most area shelters are full. Situation is urgent!"


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