One of Echo Park's most famous residents, Room 8 the cat, once made Elysian Heights Elementary School famous too. The cat, who died in the late '60s, also posthumously lent his name to a Riverside County cat adoption/rescue organization, founded in 1972. Chicken Corner just opened her mailbox to find that the Room 8 Memorial Cat Foundation is in trouble. An outbreak of virus and a shortage of funds. Kitty litter needed for 68 kitties. Click here to learn more.