The Oregon Humane Society (www.oregonhumane.org), a no-kill adoption center, agreed to take Kathryn's cats—all of them—if she was ready and willing to part with them.
Although she agreed to give up all the cats, at the last minute, Kathryn told the Humane Society that she needed to keep a dozen of them. "I think that [my daughter] will be able to have her friends over and we'll lead a more normal life. I'm so grateful that they can go on now and hopefully it will be a very happy ending for all of them. I helped them as much as I could for as long as I could."
Kathryn also told the Oregon Humane Society that the cats she kept were older, and she wanted to let them live out the rest of their lives at home. She also promised to not take in anymore homeless animals.
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