by Donna J. Miller
LAKEMORE — Rescuers continue to find scared cats inside a foreclosed Lakemore home. The total count has risen to 90, says Eric Schickendantz, of Katmandu Rescue in Akron.
"It's unbelievable that so many cats could hide so well. This time I found them in vents and behind a cabinet base that looked solid," Schickendantz said.
The 61-year-old has been feeding the cats and cleaning the vacated house for the past two weeks. So far, two rescue groups have assisted, the Humane Society of Greater Akron and One-of-a-Kind Pets. Both shelters are already full of cats, so Schickendantz is asking for help from other rescue groups and anyone willing to be a foster home.
An Akron woman donated $1,500 to help pay for neutering and vaccinations. The bank that now owns the house wants the cats out within two weeks. The former homeowner told Schickendantz that the problem began with one female cat he had four years ago and never had spayed.