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Future Uncertain For 80 Cats Because Of Foreclosure

SOLOMONS ISLAND, Md. (WUSA) ---  Pumpkin, an orange cat, circles around Jean Michaud's legs. The orange cat is one of about 80 cats living in a shed next to Michaud's foreclosed house.

"These guys are my guys and I've been taking care of them for years and years. And I'm devastated."

Michaud is fighting to keep her house that has been sold as a foreclosure. The legal battle has forced her family to file for bankruptcy, she says.

Roseanne Vogt from Circle of Angels Initiative, a faith-based community group, is helping Michaud and her husband. Vogt says Michaud and her husband had to close on their business and thus faced a smaller income. In the process of trying to get their house loans modified, the house was foreclosed, she says.

Michaud says she does not know what will happen to all of her cats, if she does lose her house.

She has had the sanctuary for 14 years, she says. And she does not discriminate when she takes them under her care. Inside the sanctuary, one can find the old, young, strays, abused, and even a blind cat. 

Michaud faces her worst fears, if she permanently loses her house.  

"They want to come and confiscate them and take them to the pound. And no one's adopintg any cats so they'll euthanize them."

Written by: Elizabeth Jia