By now you are probably all aware that our fellow blogging and Tweeting cat, Sebastian, escaped from a devastating apartment fire with his humans, and that they lost everything they had. You also may have heard that several of their neighbor’s pets lost their lives in this fire. One of these was Cosmo, a 14-year-old cat owned by Kathi, a friend of Sebastian’s human, Amy, and who, like Amy, is a volunteer for Wayside Waifs, an animal rescue in Kansas City, MO. Kathi’s other cat, CJ, was saved, but he was badly burned on his paws, ears, face and mouth. He is home now, recuperating, but burns are painful, and the recovery is rarely easy. If you want to know more about Kathi and CJ, you can find posts about them and the fire on A Tonk’s Tale here and here.
Unfortunately, Kathi had not yet purchased renter’s insurance, so she really lost everything in this fire, and now she has bills from CJ’s vet stay to deal with. Even though they are new to you, I hope you will give a little bit to help Kathi and CJ — they have been through a lot! There is a ChipIn below, and I will also be running the widget on my sidebar for the next month. At the moment the ChipIn isn’t updating because Kathi’s PayPal was just set up a couple of days ago, but that should be fixed soon.