Some VERY heroic firemen, police officers and animal control officers saved 87 cats from a burning home in Terre Haute today!
The house was a makeshift animal shelter that was ran by money out of the owner's own pockets!
Here's what the owner said about the cats:
“We’ve had more. We are down! Our numbers are down! We’ve been as high as 120, it was just all we could do to get them out of here.”
The city had been aware of the code violations that were being compromised by the illegal animal shelter, but were still determining whether or not they should charge him since his was heart was definitely in the right place!
The owner said that after this fire he will need help fiscally for cages, kitty litter, cat food, medicine and money.
Anyone wishing to adopt a cat, foster a cat, or make a donation can contact Jim Kitchen or his helper, Jenny Maxwell, at 812-230-3822.
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