An online acquaintance's house burned to the ground yesterday. She has done much for cats and people since I've known her. She had a feral colony and eventually moved them into her home. She's taken great care of them over the years, some were just starting to get comfortable out of their little cubbies.
As far as has been determined, four lived. She had many more than that. She's in the hospital. She went inside twice to save the kitties. A Gofundme account has been set up for her. Please help out if you can.
The news reports have the wrong address. She's donated through Benny's Fund in the past and her address is listed there. It's not the one in the news reports and at first I had hope that more of the cats survived. But a friend drove over to her home and found that it IS her house that's gone.
The cause of the fire is still being determined.
Click here for the story and photos. And please, donate if you can.
Fire is the scariest thing I can imagine for the cats. It used to scare me that my mother drank and smoked. We don't burn candles here. We're very careful about leaving burners on (and I'm glad we switched to the electric igniters, so there's not a constant pilot light going). We do what we can to keep ourselves safe from fire but still....there's that fear....
Godspeed kitties. And healing prayers for Judith. Both emotional and physical.
I just can't even imagine a tragedy like this. My mind just can't think about it....