What a terrible story!

This is a lesson I learned from a friend of mine.  Her house was on
fire and she grabbed her cat and took him outside but he ran back
inside and died in the fire.  God forbid any of you ever have to
rescue your cats from a burning house, but cats will always run back
inside because this is the place they feel safe.  Always put your
cats in carriers or in your car outside your home.  With 13 cats this
would have been terribly difficult for your parents, but if there are
only one or two cats this can be done.


On 12-02, GRAS wrote:
> In 1964, my parents' house in Chicago had a fire on a night of a huge
> snowstorm, 3'!  The fire department had a hard time getting there because
> side street were not plowed, especially not at 3 AM. They had 13 cats, and I
> had "just" moved back with my two cats because I couldn't afford my
> apartment closer to school. All the cats died in the fire, although my
> father was running around, grabbing them and putting them on an enclosed
> porch, they all ran back as he opened the door.....When the house was
> rebuilt, a cat was found in the basement ceiling/rafters, completely soft
> and pliable (not stiff!) - poor cats most probably died from smoke
> inhalation because they have such tiny lungs.

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