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Help 3 cats and 2 humans escape 1 narcissist

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Raised by 62 people in 2 months
I was living in Seattle when my life went bust, so my partner, myself, and our 3 cats had to move back home with my mother. She'd promised we'd have ample space for the cats. Not true. She'd told me her dogs had never harmed a cat. Also not true.

The short version is, in addition to her threatening the cats, her dog lurks outside and makes every attempt he can to kill them. The house is filthy. The neighbors are planning an intervention because her animals are in trouble. It's a bad time.

The cats are stuck in our room because her dog likes to hunt small, furry things and running the murderous dog gauntlet is stressful and dangerous.

I have a stable job and planned to move us out in a few months once I was financially stable, but my mother has accused my partner of hiding "devices" that make her dog go crazy and threatened the cats. It's enough to write a book, so I did if you want the whole story .

For their sake as well as ours, we need out now. We want to avoid being part of a true crime podcast. If you are down with preventing true crime podcasts, but would rather buy a shirt or mug or something, we've got those, too  .

THE BREAKDOWN

$1200: This is what I owe my old complex in Seattle before we can even start looking.

$2000: Between first month's rent, deposits, application fees, pet deposits, and so forth, this is what we need to get into a place.

$1000: This goes towards getting utilities turned on and some basic furnishings. I'll sleep on the floor for my cats if I have to, but I'm old and would rather not.

$800: This will cover taxes and fees so I don't wind up in this situation again and will also go towards unexpected moving expenses.

STRETCH GOAL

I still do owe $4600 on the car, which she helped finance (and I am grateful for the help). I'd love to get that paid off.

HERE ARE SOME GREAT CATS
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And since several people have asked, I have updated the cat wishlist if you wish to spoil them. https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3CL7O1U7QRFHP/ref=cm_wl_huc_view
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I do apologize for the delay in updating this. It turns out moving is hard and exhausting. Who knew?

But thanks to all of your contributions, we have escaped. The cats have escaped. Everyone is safe. Nothing smells like dog pee.

I'm glad we decided to go forward with the car. While it added a teensy bit of stress to buy a car and move in the same week, it turns out my mother's play was to demand the keys to the old one on the day we moved out.

Not in person, mind you, but in loopy old lady handwriting. HIGHLIGHTED SO YOU KNOW IT WAS SERIOUS.

While thoroughly exhausted and still settling in, we are out.

Thanks again, everyone, I didn't expect this kind of response much less actually getting us out.
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We have escaped and are safely ensconced In our new place. The cats are freaked out but they will survive. We have food, running water, the shower curtain is on, the toilet paper is in place, and there is bedding on the bed. We made it. Thank you all for your help and support and I’ll post a final wrap up in a day or two.
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A NEW RIVAL APPROACHES and THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

So we had some wind here the other day and one of my mother's trees cracked and started leaning towards the neighbor's house. If/when it falls, it'll take out his cable and damage his house.

This house had been for sale for a while, which was one of the bones of contention in the email from the alleged property association that may or may not actually exist. (Book for details: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NKWX5Q9).

After going down well over $40,000 on the price, it finally sold. I saw one of the new neighbors. He was wearing a shirt that suggested he was a veteran and seemed of the square, not ripped but a definitely strong disposition. So far he's been treated to an hour of straight dog barking. But we have heard chainsaws and power tools...

...so perhaps as we end OPERATION DOGSLAYER, a new rival approaches. The Man's agents may be retiring only to be replaced by...

...THE MAN 2?????

Final countdown here. I am taking down the computer shortly so may be phone-bound for a day or two, but will make a final update or two once we're out and safe.

Thanks again for all the donations and shares.
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