Yellowcat's getting evicted!

I'm Little Yellowcat. Only really yellow in certain lights -- but that's how my human (Paul) first saw me, when I was a stray hanging around "his" neighborhood as winter was arriving.

Anyway, Paul tells me I need to pull my own weight in time of crisis. Only 7.2 lbs., so I'll try to keep this light. But the fact is that we've been served with an eviction notice from our rented mobile home -- where I've grown quite comfortable and wish to stay. It's because we've fallen behind in the rent. Currently we owe $2050. The eviction notice gave us until 9/4 to pay up and have it cancelled -- but, as I write this on 9/3, it doesn't look like that miracle is going to happen. Our strategy now, with this GoFundMe campaign, is to raise enough to pay the landlord off by the time of the court date ... which a helpful Legal Aid attorney thought might be around September 22. He also pointed out that the landlord had cited the wrong statute in the eviction notice and that the one he'd cited actually gave us 30 days instead of the 10 he'd given us -- making him believe that the judge is likely to rule in favor of a court-time payoff. By then, another $650 will have been added to the debt -- thus the goal of $2700.

My human, Paul, takes pretty good care of me and is a reasonably responsive companion. He's had a hard year, though. An infection in his gut led to several hospitalizations, as the infection spread into his spine and muscle. 8 weeks of IV antibiotics, lots of pain, in a fog from the pills his doctor gave him. For a couple of months, he couldn't even handle cleaning out my litter box! ... and I don't know what would have happened if a friendly neighbor hadn't filled in for him! Then he had a 9-hour bowel resection surgery. And on 9/5, he's going back to the hospital for hernia surgery. He's been in hospital almost a month of the last year. As you might imagine, this has cut back on his already limited capacity for making money ... and so we find ourselves in the fix we're in.

Beyond hoping that this campaign succeeds and that I get to keep all my old favorite places -- which I do! -- the light at the end of the tunnel appears to be a case that Paul has against the surgeon whose negligence allowed the infection to spread and become a big, crippling deal. He tells me that this doc's insurance company is taking his claim seriously ... and, because he has a good case, he expects to be offered a settlement within the next two months. He's likely to settle for much less than the case is worth, but enough to get us out of crisis mode (on several fronts). He seems confident.

But, if we're thrown out of here before then, we'll be split up. I'll have to move in with that friendly neighbor ... and a whole bunch of stranger cats. Paul has nowhere to go ...and I doubt that he'll survive. Paul's pretty old (70), so I didn't know how many years we'd have together, but I was hoping for longer than this.

Please donate if you can. And, if you know any cat lovers, please ask them to donate, too!
Thank you!!

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