This writer has always stood for spay/neuter, rescue, and the adoption of an animal as a permanent relationship. It’s for life, whatever life throws at you.
The last four years have been a struggle, to say the least, with health problems, job loss, and foreclosure. The bank has taken the house, and this writer and the panel of experts are getting evicted. Yes, we are staying together.
It hasn’t been an easy search. A few pointers for people who are also going through this is to look for housing away from cities. Rural and semi-rural areas are a little more open to keeping pets. If your move is going to be long distance, look at different ways to travel. Current plan in this house is renting an RV and towing the car. Cats will be in the RV with the driver, but will have cages for safety. Pulling into truck stops won’t cost anything (look out for the lot lizards–prostitutes at truck stops. Weird bunch), and, provided you park in the middle of the lot, not the back row, you’ll likely be left alone.
The RV is pricey to rent, yes, but then you won’t have to sleep in the U-haul, a good thing if you are no longer young, but not have to pay for hotel rooms.You’ll have your food and a place to sleep, the cats will be kept safely inside, but can move around the vehicle as you sleep.
The place to rent an RV here in Northeast Ohio is CruiseAmerica. They have an office in Mentor. The tow dinghy will be rented from U-Haul, also in Mentor. They ask that you take your time driving across country to save wear and tear on the vehicle. Rental for a standard RV is $140 a night. Remember, you can cook (except the nuker) and will have a refrigerator, so you’ll not pay for food or a room.
Remember to take cat litter. Use those tray things like you get fries at a fair in. Feed the cats and try to keep things as normal as possible. When you arrive at your destination, unload the cats first, put them in a room together, and let them explore as you unload your car and the RV.
Good rule of thumb is keep the cats inside for the first week.
It is my sincerest hope none of you will be faced with this.