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$1,200 of Cat Rescue Money Taken in Alleged Burglary

An alleged Altadena home burglary Thursday resulted in the loss of $1,200 that had been raised to help local cat rescue The Cat Posse. A volunteer is now asking for the community’s help.

A volunteer for local cat rescue The Cat Posse is asking for the community’s help to replace $1,200 of funds raised for the nonprofit that were stolen during an alleged burglary Thursday night.

Renee Walker, who has helped at The Cat Posse since they began in 2008, shared with Patch Monday that $1,200 that had been raised for The Cat Posse at a yard sale at her Altadena home on Feb. 9 was taken from her home Thursday night.

The raised money was to be used for food, litter, medications and other needs for more than 200 cats in The Cat Posse’s care. 

Walker had moved the money from a secure place and put it in an envelope in her purse late Thursday since she planned to deposit it Friday morning.

Walker was home Thursday night but in the backyard. Friday morning she discovered the money and her phone, camera and jewelry were gone.

The Cat Posse rehabilitates and tries to find homes for cats, though many are senior cats, who people often do not want to adopt, Walker shared.

“Although we try to get grants, we spend a lot of our own money taking care of our cats,” said Walker, who is a foster mom to some of the cats. 

Walker has reported the crime to the police but reached out to Patch to ask for the community’s help in replacing the stolen funds.

Those wishing to donate to The Cat Posse can do so through their website here, which offers various ways to help.

The Cat Posse holds weekly adoptions at Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies in Pasadena (3120 E. Colorado Blvd.) on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.

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