Last Saturday, a fire swept through Mid Hudson Animal Aid in Beacon, New York, leaving eight cats dead and more than 160 homeless. Six cats had gone missing, however, as of today, Mid Hudson Animal Aid reports on their Facebook page the good news that “all six missing cats from Saturday are now accounted for and safe and sound.”
Firefighters determined that an electrical fire started in the isolation room, where a dozen sick cats were kept.
The animal rescue describes what happened to their cats and kittens: “All of the remaining residents were safely evacuated, evaluated and placed in carriers prior to their assignment to a foster care placement. Two additional kittens were abandoned and another cat needing a leg amputation was delivered to the vet moments before the fire.”
A fundraiser has been set up to help Mid Hudson Animal Aid. An update on the fundraising page says that the three cats in oxygen tents at the vet hospital have since been taken off the critical care list. Several of the cats in foster care, they noted, have developed symptoms of smoke inhalation and need veterinary care.
The not-for-profit organization wants people to know that “what we lost today can never be replaced, but we do need support to rebuild, heal and move forward with our vital work. Please donate and share this with everyone you know.”
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