Tuesday, January 4, 2011

60 cats die in New Year's Eve fire

This is very sad news. Via the Modesto Bee in California, about 60 cats perished in a fire on Friday at Last Hope Cat Kingdom sanctuary. 

The story on modbee.com says:
Authorities say a fire at a Merced County animal sanctuary killed more than 60 cats. Fire officials responded to the blaze at the Last Hope Cat Kingdom in Atwater about 1 a.m. Friday. State fire spokesman Jose Quintana said the fire, caused by some sort of an electrical failure, was under control about two hours later. But by then, more than 60 of the nearly 140 cats housed there had died. Last Hope Cat Kingdom founder Renate Schmitz said she plans to rebuild the shelter, which had been open for four years.

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