Hello! We have FOUND a cat belonging to a former military family at West Fort Hood RV Park. Sammy got away from the family when they were moving from Fort Hood to North Carolina about a month ago. Sammy is a ten year old GORGEOUS long haired black cat with yellow eyes. Until he was lost, he was an indoor cat who lived with his same family all his life. I'm sure he just got scared when he bolted out of their car. They gave up hope of ever finding him, but then last Friday night, he barged into our RV and made himself at home like he has always lived here! Funny thing is, when he first came in, I barely noticed him, because he looks EXACTLY like one of my cats! Because of Sammy's tag on his collar I was able to locate his owners, who now live in Lincolnton, North Carolina - over 1200 miles away! Due to the summer heat, we cannot find any commercial transport to take Sammy home.
Sammy is a sweet heart and a perfect gentleman. Unfortunately we already have two cats and a dog in our RV, and one more seems to be upsetting our delicate balance, so we cannot foster Sammy for very long.
The family has some relatives in Dallas who we are hoping will be able to pick Sammy up soon. From there, I'm hoping some generous souls will help with the following route:
Dallas, TX to Tyler, TX 101.7 miles *NEEDED*
Tyler, TX to Shreveport, LA 95.4 miles *NEEDED*
Shreveport, LA to Rayville, LA 125 miles *NEEDED*
Rayville, LA to Jackson, MS 100 miles *NEEDED*
Jackson, MS to Forest, MS 48 miles *NEEDED*
Forest, MS to Tuscaloosa, AL 141 miles *NEEDED*
Tuscaloosa, AL to Birmingham, AL 57.5 miles *NEEDED*
Birmingham, AL to Atlanta, GA 148 miles *NEEDED*
Atlanta, GA to Anderson, SC 123.5 miles *NEEDED*
From here it would be another 129.4 miles for Sammy's family to pick him up from their home in Lincolnton, North Carolina...I'm not sure how far they can drive, but I'm hoping they might even be able to pick him up in Atlanta.
I have also called the HSUS and SPCA to try to get some help, as well as a local shelter in Killeen, TX.
Also, if anyone in Killeen or Copperas Cove TX can help me de-mat Sammy's gorgeous long hair (I think he needs his belly shaved!) and get him cleaned up (he smells like he was rolling in trash!) I would very much appreciate the help!
Thanks for any and all assistance.
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