Help Get the Seized Kitties Back

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Raised by 42 people in 13 months

Just after Thanksgiving 2016, Caroline's Kids Pet Rescue , which specializes in hospice and special needs cats was unexpectedly raided by the Lake Humane Society without prior notice. They seized over half of the cats whom had a home for life at CK and put them into small cages and carriers in a secured warehouse where they do not let the public visit. The last known photograph is above.

Since then, LHS has filed criminal charges against the workers of CK and the owners in what can only be described as an attempt to shut the 18 year old facility down, Prior to the charges, LHS of Mentor, Ohio sought $48,000 from the owners. Refusing to pay, LHS then filed criminal charges, went to the press for publicity and donation pleas, received a $5,000 grant from the ASPCA and have disrupted the lives of the kitties, the owners and workers forever. Many of the kitties may already have been euthanized.

A donation here helps pay for needed supplies and assistance after the shameful newspaper articles claiming CK was a "hoarding investigation" resulted in a drop of help from the the public.

CK is a 501c3 non-profit and your donations can be tax exempt.  

A global petition was delivered to Lee Nesler of Lake Humane Society on April 18th, 2017 and it was never acknowledged. Over 1,000 signatures were received from 49 States and 46 Countries worldwide:
 Donate confidently. All funds are directly deposited into a Trust Account.

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Here is a must-read update on the battle in Ohio and the aftermath of the raid on CK. This is a critical read for you to understand the extent of the situation:
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SPCAs and Humane Societies publicize the suffering of abused and neglected animals. All of us are familiar with the television commercials of heart-breaking stories of dogs and cats subjected to cruelty or abandonment.

Those stories are happening every day and there is no way local Humane Societies can rescue all of the animals in need.

Many animals are abandoned by their caretakers. Sometimes people must move and can’t bring their pets. Frequently they take their pets to the local Humane Society, hoping to find a “good home” for the animal. Unfortunately, such shelters are chronically full, and the pets are killed or end up on the streets.

Kind-hearted people are needed to care for animals who would otherwise die a horrible death.

Caroline’s Kids Pet Rescue is an exceptional refuge for chronically ill, terminal, and unwanted cats. Caroline’s Kids staff and volunteers love, care for, play with, and cuddle these animals. They provide a home where unwanted cats can live out their lives in comfort. Caroline’s Kids shelter is free-roaming, which means that cats that do not have a contagious, terminal disease can play, sleep, groom, and look out the windows as they choose. Caroline’s Kids has cameras throughout the shelter that broadcast 24/7.

Sadly, Caroline’s Kids owners and staff recently learned that not all Humane Societies are interested in helping animals. Many Humane Societies, in a growing trend, have been high-jacked by unscrupulous people interested only in making money. The local Humane Society has become a humane society in name only, threatening pet neglect charges to make money.

In November of 2016, Lake Humane personnel snatched more than half of the cats at Caroline’s Kids and charged two staff members with pet neglect. Later the owners also were charged when they refused to falsely admit to pet neglect and to pay $48,000.00 (which they didn’t have) to the Humane Society.

A trial where the jury only hears one side

So – they went to trial two weeks ago. The judge wouldn’t let the Caroline’s Kids people show the jury videos of the happy cats at Caroline’s Kids. Caroline’s Kids was not allowed to show that Lake Humane had a pattern of what the judge called “predatory prosecutions” to extort money, or that the seized cats were suffering in dirty tiny cages in a warehouse for more than seven months without fresh air, sunlight, or exercise, damaging them physically and emotionally, or that cats who were healthy when seized were now sick and crippled.

So, of course, the Caroline’s Kids staff and owners were found guilty. But we are fighting! We are appealing the unfair unconstitutional trial. Our lawyer is working almost for free but the costs of other things needed for an appeal – including a transcript of the trial – are expensive. The transcript alone probably will cost more than $14,000.00!!

Please help. After we overturn this conviction we can follow through with the lawsuit against Lake Humane that we filed in federal court allowing us to spread the word about high-jacked humane societies that are leaving a trail of broken pet owners and animals just to make money. Judges (and most people) don’t realize that many humane societies have become conscienceless predators.

Please donate generously to help fight abusive animal control. WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW MORE THAN EVER!
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Legal Update - The presiding Judge since December 2016 has suddenly announced he will not be hearing the trial against Caroline's Kids which was scheduled for less than 3 weeks away. Today we were officially informed the trial is postponed. This, of course, means lots more Legal Expenses as the delays continue. If you can help us once again or share this with others who could help, we would greatly appreciate it.
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After spending months researching into the plague of Animal Seizures in the United States and all their similarities, I wrote the following article "Animal Seizures: The Hidden Racket in 10 Steps"
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Raised by 42 people in 13 months
Created February 19, 2017
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Doreen Lazarus-Harris
4 months ago

I wish the general public could see the miserable, caged existence -- and hear the heart-wrenching cries -- of these poor seized cats. It's despicable that they came from a cageless, loving environment (with furniture to lounge on and windows to gaze out of) to a stark, imprisoned existence.

5 months ago

With you 100 % Judie.

6 months ago
Cynthia Fish
8 months ago

I am so sorry this is happening to your organization and to the animals

John Duka
9 months ago

I pray you will get them back soon.

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