Who Was Casey?

Casey was my beloved tabby cat who came to live with me when she was 15. I at first refused her entrance to my house, as I already had two cats and two dogs at the time, but Casey was not a cat to take “no” for an answer. Every night I would come home to find Casey waiting for me on my porch apparently hungry so I would feed her. Her owners would always tell me that they fed her “all the time” but Casey always had a different story.

I suspect that since her owners had some 50 other cats that poor Casey either just did not get to the food in time or perhaps she was tired of eating out of filthy dishes that as best as I could tell had never been washed. Regardless, Casey had wormed her way into my life and she slowly but surely became a part of my family as did four of her fellow feline colony friends when their house went up for foreclosure and their mommy and daddy fell on seriously hard times.

Casey taught me to reach beyond my self- imposed limits and her house is my dream made into a reality. It is dedicated to providing a safe haven for cats that for one reason or another have no where else to go.

Starting in 2008 we realized that we had filled our little sanctuary to capacity and that we would only be able to take in future cats very slowly as space slowly opened up. It was at that time we took on a second mission, to start a spay/neuter transport and to actively promote spay/neuter and the TNR approach to feral cats. More information on the TNR approach can be found at www.alleycat.org.

Ingrid King, author of Buckley's Story, visited Casey's House in the spring of 2009. Click here to read what she had to say.

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