Vail shooting suspect’s cats up for adoption
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado –Char Quinn, director of the Eagle Valley Humane Society, has a different kind of foster case on her hands – she’s trying to find homes for the cats that belonged to Vail shooting suspect Richard ‘Rossi’ Moreau.
Moreau’s four cats, Ocelot, 5, Tusafar, 12, Magicker, 7, and Iris Marie, 3, are at a veterinarian’s clinic in Eagle getting all their vaccinations and any other medical attention they need, Quinn said. They’re heading to an empty office space later this week to hang out until Quinn can find them homes.
Moreau signed paperwork releasing his cats from the Eagle County Jail, Quinn said. He’s being held as a suspect in the Nov. 7 shooting at the Sandbar in West Vail that left one dead and three injured.
“Mr. Moreau has done the right thing by signing his cats over to find them new homes as quickly as possible,” Quinn said.
Moreau said his cats were his “family” and his “kids” in a 2007 Vail Daily article. He said the animals have saved his life.
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Quinn said it looks like Iris Marie could be placed in a home this week, which leaves the other three cats. Quinn said she’s hoping to get them adopted together, to one home.
“They’re used to being together – they’ve been together a long time,” Quinn said.
The empty office space was donated for the Humane Society’s use for the cats. Foster homes are too full to take in more cats right now, said JP Kacy, a volunteer with the Humane Society.
Kacy, Quinn and other volunteers will spend time with the animals at the space until they’re adopted.
Kacy said the cats seem very sweet. She and Quinn brought them to the clinic Wednesday and the cats weren’t aggressive at all, Kacy said.
It looks like they were well fed and well taken care of, Kacy said.
Quinn said the cats had been to veterinarians before, but some needed to get up to date with vaccinations and medication. The older cat needs some extensive dental work, Quinn said, so she’s hoping anyone interested in either adopting the cats or donating toward their medical expenses will come forward.
Anyone interested in adopting the cats can contact Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org, 970-328-(PETS)7387, or adoptafriend.org.
Lauren Glendenning can be reached at 970-748-2983 or email@example.com