South Portland cat rescue in jeopardy of closing as founder becomes ill

Posted Aug. 13, 2014, at 12:02 p.m.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — She started a cat rescue one year ago and has saved hundreds of cats from being euthanized, but now her cat shelter in South Portland may be coming to an end.

Nadine Malloy is the founder of Whiskers Pet Rescue.

She rescues mostly cats, but also dogs, but right now Malloy is ill and in need of medical treatments herself, and there aren’t enough donations coming in to keep the pet rescue operation open.

Malloy told CBS 13, “It’s heartbreaking because I love every animal that walks through this door. I spend so much time nursing them, and I know without rescues like me — and there are a lot of us out there — but without the small rescues like us, they’re [facing] certain death.”

There is a fundraiser Wednesday until 11 p.m. at Chili’s Restaurant in South Portland, the Whiskers Animal Rescue give back event, where Chili’s will donate 10 percent of the sales to Whiskers Animal Rescue.

 

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