“Little Orphan Oakley” was written by Linda McMurry Rollins about her journey to finding precious Oakley at the rescue after he was brought to the ranch from a kill-shelter in 2000.
After the rescue’s founder died last year and left the rescue with a debt of more than $200,000 to pay for the home that houses the cats and the lesbian couple that took over the rescue, McMurry thought Oakley’s adoption story could help benefit the rescue, director Alisa Lee said. All proceeds will go toward the debt, of which all except $40,000 has been forgiven by the lender.
“Our prayer is that after all those years ago when we saved Oakley, his story will now help save the rescue,” Lee said. “It explains what we do here better than any other medium. We have high hopes and dreams in true Texas style, and we know that animal lovers in the Metroplex have the kindness and potential to help save this amazing place.”
The open house is from 2-3 p.m. and will feature a proclamation order from Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs about the rescue’s involvement in the community, Lee said. He will declare today Texas Siamese Rescue day for the city of Denton.
The public is invited for light refreshments and the opportunity meet the roughly 70 cats and purchase the book, which is also available on Amazon for $10. Adoption applications will be received for the wide selection of available pets.
The rescue is located at 1123 N. Corinth St., Corinth, TX 76208. For more information, call 940-367-7367 or click here.
A video with art from the book is below.