While it may be safe to say that the holidays can bring out generosity in most people, one cat rescuer was still deeply touched by an anonymous donor’s large gift.
Eric Schickendantz of Akron, Ohio, had rescued 101 cats from a foreclosed home in Lakemore, Ohio. Schickendantz had begun using media outlets to ask cat rescuers to help in the effort, according to Cleveland.com.
While he provides pet care to the cats, Schickendantz was still in need of money for food and other items. Through networking with rescue groups, he received $6,000 in donations as well as some food and carriers.
It wasn’t until Schickendantz arrived at his shop recently that he discovered an anonymous donor had left him 200 pounds of cat food on the porch.
Schickendantz told the news provider he estimates that he has cared for nearly 1,000 cats over the past 50 years, and has either released the wild ones into areas where he knows people will feed them or has found families to adopt them.