The planned closing of Lorton
Prison is resulting in cats being left to roam the facility begging for handouts. They
wonder what became of their inmate-friend who was relocated to a federal facility (where
companion animals are not allowed). One great way to help is to pick up a 20-lb bag of cat
food (factory sealed, please). ASAP will get it to the Lorton cats.
[The letter below is from a Lorton resident who (though confined to a
wheelchair) looks after many cats there.]
P.O. Box 25
Lorton, VA 22199
Washington D.C. 20006
October 8, 1998
I thought that I
would drop you a line to thank you for the food that Charles gave me. Oh, Iocated your
carriers. Charles now has possession of both carriers.
The cats are looking
great and I really struggle sometimes in taking care of them, but I manage to get the job
completed. I wish that you could get in this place and I would show off some of my feline
friends to you.
You will have to
arrange with Penny to pickup the two cats that Charles has for you. At that juncture,
Penny can call me at work and let me know the pickup time and date.
Do you work with
animals as a full time job? Anyway, I really enjoy the work and someday I would like to
work with and around animals.
Again, I thank you
for all that you try to and actually do to help the animals out down here in Lorton.
Well, Joanna I shall
close for now and hope that our work continues.
YOUR FELINE FRIENDS,