Library Cat in Need of Good Home


Jimmy, the resident cat of the Stayton (OR) Public Library is looking for a new home, at the "very strong suggestion" of the library's insurer and the city's safety committee.

Jimmy is between 11 and 12 years old and came to Stayton in 1993 from Iraklion Air Station in Crete, Greece. He belonged to a military family who couldn't keep him, and Sharon Russell, who was the librarian at the time, took him home. Her cat didn't tolerate having another cat in the house, so Russell brought him to the library, where he has lived ever since.

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The cat has to be older than 12 if he came to the library in 1993! This is sad, though. He's been there for 12 years without problems, and now some beancounter wants to get rid of him. It's not easy to find a home for an old, diabetic cat. I'm personally quite in favor of cats in libraries and bookstores, but understand the allergy problems.

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