On the morning of December 4, 2016, our niece, Katie, awoke to flames outside her window. She hurried down the stairs to rouse us, and we immediately took action to save the cats that stayed inside the house with us as their home and place of sanctuary.
The initial story was on two television stations and local newspapers. Three of the cats were missing at the time. Samaria found her way home after one month. Widget and Precious are still missing as of today, June 14, 2017. Click the links to see the coverage.
The local and national community stepped up in the weeks that followed with gifts and donations of money and practical items that we requested. The outpouring was both humbling and overwhelming – and greatly appreciated. As one who is a professional helper, being on the receiving end of the kindness and generosity was especially gratifying.
Updates will be posted as we rebuild and regroup.