That is a terrible story.
Our old neighbor is moving to Florida in a few months and for some reason she can't take her cat with her. Well. She could but then kitty would have to be an indoor cat and kitty would NOT be happy staying only indoors.
And yes, I agree that if your neighbor can take the cat with her, even if it means the kitty has to be an indoor kitty, its better than being taken to live with 2 dogs that have high prey drives.
Really, its safer for cats to be indoors, and its not that hard to get them used to it. She could start now and slowly reduce the amount of time kitty spends outdoors, and have an indoor kitty by the time she moves. I think people often imagine that its harder on cats to not be outside than it actually is. And the dangers to them from traffic, other animals, disease, jerks, getting confused and lost etc, really outweigh any perceived benefit to the cat.http://www.care2.com/greenliving/bringi ... nside.html
Just fwiw, my MIL's dog has a high preydrive and our cats have always managed to outrun her if she is over at our place - they bounce across furniture to get to their space and eat etc - but it isn't a happy experience for them.