Siamese Shelter Faces Closure Over Debt

Cat rescue needs $40,000 to stay open

By Sara Story
|  Saturday, Jul 14, 2012  |  Updated 12:14 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
The Texas Siamese Rescue in Corinth is fighting to keep its doors open after its director died.

Sara Story, NBC 5 Denton County Reporter

The Texas Siamese Rescue in Corinth is fighting to keep its doors open after its director died.

advertisement

The Texas Siamese Rescue is fighting to keep its doors open.

The cat shelter in Corinth that rescues, houses and places cats in new homes is facing a substantial amount of debt and is asking for help.

"Each day we pray, and each day, we take one step at a time," rescue director Alisa Lee said. "It is going to take the help of many to accomplish this task. I want them [the cats] to all be OK and all have the home they deserve."

Lee said the shelter's previous director died last year and left behind debt.

"There is substantial amount of taxes and a home loan that needs to be paid for," Lee said. "We owe at least $244,000."

If the shelter can come up with $40,000, a private lender will waive the remaining $204,000, Lee said.

Lee knows the names and personalities of the rescue's nearly 80 cats and calls them her family.

Melanie Conaway adopted a kitten on Friday.

"Without places like this, those euthanasia lists will be longer," Conaway said. "It's [adopting a cat] like getting a baby. It's like a baby."

Texas Siamese Rescue published a book called Little Orphan Oakley, and all of the proceeds will go towards saving the shelter.

The shelter can be reached at 940-367-7367 or on its website.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out