One of the most frightening things—a fire at home while you are out, but your pets are at home.
While at the Pittsburgh CAT adoption event with her foster kittens on Sunday, one of the Pittsburgh CAT volunteers and fosters received a phone call notifying her that there had been a significant fire at her home. The fire department was able to get her two dogs and cat out, but they had to be taken to an emergency veterinary hospital. The cat, Colby, is in the worst shape, but no one is in the clear. Their carbon dioxide levels are VERY high, they remarked they don’t know how they survived. They will be there at least overnight, the bill is estimated to be between $4,000-$6,000.
In addition to this, Ashley will need to find a new place to live. For now she will be staying with her mom.
Margo Cicci Wisniewski has offered to accept donations via PayPal for her until she can get some other things in place. Margo’s PayPal is firstname.lastname@example.org. In the notes just put “for Ashley”. If you would like to send a check directly to her, you can message me and I will provide you with her mailing info.
Her insurance may cover many losses, but if Ashley finds herself in need of other goods or items I will post here.
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Update, Another Way to Help
Another of the rescuers in Pittsburgh CAT and Pittsburgh Feral Cat Movement, Tina Ellis, keeps a Perfectly Posh store that she uses for income and fundraisers. She has offered to donate half of all sales during this week, November 9 through November 14, to help Ashley. So go and shop away, choose Foster House Fire Fundraiser when ordering!
Browse some rescued cats and kittens—browse here or visit PittsburghCAT!
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