Jimmy Nasralla, the homeless cat caretaker, living in Northridge, moved to Sacramento last Saturday to take a job at an Indian/Pakistani restaurant run by a family of Pakistani Muslims. They accepted him as family and even took him to their mosque the second day he was in town. The owner had told Jimmy he could bring 3 cats. Jimmy brought one cat, Meena, a female, who had lived with Jimmy in his tent for two years in Northridge.
This is the man who I had been helping feed 40-50 homeless cats throughout Northridge for a year and a half. His story is told in LA Weekly at:
|Sign Jimmy made so the police would not disturb his cats at his tent|
The owner refused to let Jimmy keep Meena in the room with him, and said she could stay as long as she was kept in a carrier outside Jimmy's door. Jimmy said it got freakishly cold at night and he brought her in anyway. Jimmy is trying to negotiate with the owner to let Meena stay in the room with him.
I just heard an hour ago that the owner said, "Just throw the cat away!"
This is intolerable. Jimmy was lied to and the cat is considered garbage by this Muslim restaurant owner. Apparently he does not know that in America we keep our cats indoors--or should. Hopefully Jimmy will come back and we can make other living arrangements when he returns.
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