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Cats in crisis to be saved by Tabby’s Place matching challenge


Houston had a problem – actually, several.

Not only was the pint-sized Siamese cat trapped in a hoarding situation, but he suffered from a severe neurological condition called hydrocephalus. The gentle cat faced a long, lonely night with no end in sight.

But Houston’s sorrow was no match for a love brighter than the dawn. And this fall, he’s the “poster cat” for a special matching donation challenge to save cats in crisis at Tabby’s Place: a Cat Sanctuary.

The central New Jersey sanctuary is known worldwide as the ultimate refuge for cats with nowhere to turn. And so, the little cat full of sorrows landed in the arms of mercy and the care of a gifted neurologist at a specialty hospital.

Saving lives like Houston’s is costly, and Tabby’s Place welcomes dozens of desperate cats every month. That’s why the sanctuary created the Linda Fund … and, now through Oct. 17, all donations will be doubled.

Named for an injured kitten saved in 2009, the Linda Fund provides world-class medical care for sick and injured cats, right in their hour of need.

Cat lovers are encouraged to visit to make a gift. Donations of any amount will be matched by benefactors, going twice as far for cats in crisis.

As for Houston? The brave little boy found the home of his dreams, with an adopter skilled in caring for special needs cats. It was a classic “Tabby’s Place miracle.” Although Houston lost his battle with hydrocephalus in September, his legacy will live on in every Tabby’s Place cat.

Donations may also be made out to “Tabby’s Place” and mailed to the sanctuary at 1100 US Highway 202, Ringoes, NJ 08551.