Husband loses battle with cancer, wife must find homes for cats

Peachie and her five kittens must be out of the building they're living in by Aug. 21. Peachie is about a year and a half old and not yet spayed.

Peachie and her five kittens must be out of the building they’re living in by Aug. 21. Peachie is about a year and a half old and not yet spayed.

Lynette Bortner Deamer, whose husband passed away after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer, has found herself in a tough spot. She can no longer stay in the York Haven home they shared, and must move by Aug. 26, which means she must now find homes or foster homes for 15 cats and 5 kittens.

Because Lynette and her almost-8-year-old daughter are moving in with a friend in a place that requires a lengthy quarantine period for cats, they cannot even take their favorite cats along. The expense would be too great, and she fears the travel and quarantine period would be too hard on the cats.

Lynette said her daughter named this kitten Haukea, which means Snow White in Hawaiian.

Lynette said her daughter named this kitten Haukea, which means Snow White in Hawaiian.

Peachie and her five 5-month-old kittens must be out of the building they’re living in by Aug. 21. The rest of the cats are living outdoors. If they don’t find homes before Lynette moves, she’s hoping someone can feed them until homes or foster homes are found for them. Lynette said most of them are friendly and will use a litter box, and all but a few are already spayed or neutered.

“I love these cats of all ages, and do not want to have to surrender them to a kill shelter. It will break my heart.” Lynette writes. “I never expected to be leaving here. … There will be no one to care for them at all. I have tried 11 agencies and you are my last hope.”

So, what do you say, dear readers? Can anyone help Lynette’s cats, even temporarily? We pulled together as a community before, and I’m hoping we can do it again. I’m sharing photos of a few of the cats and the five kittens here, but there are others that need a place to go also.

If anyone can help, contact Lynette at 717-315-8105 or dulcimergirl1012@gmail.com ASAP — they don’t have much time left.

More of Peachie’s kittens:

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A few of the other kitties needing a place to go:

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