HWAC Gives Shelter To Fire Evacuee Kitties

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The staff at Helen Woodward Animal Center have been able to provide safe refuge for two furry evacuees of the Camp Fire that has devastated Northern California.

The Center is pleased to offer Ti, a fluffy calico and cat sibling, Kam, boarding at the Center’s Club Pet boarding facility for the foreseeable future. As luck would have it, one suite remained open for the pair at Club Pet during this busy time when families tend to leave town for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Ti and Kam’s senior owners, Joseph and Carleen were forced to quickly evacuate their home in the Paradise area earlier this month as the Camp Fire rapidly approached their neighborhood. Since then, the couple has been staying in hotels in the Sacramento area that couldn’t accommodate their cats. The furry pair has been living in a car.

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Now, the family is in San Diego to be close to their adult son who lives in the area. While still needing to stay in hotels because of lack of space in their son’s home, the couple says they’re grateful to know their fur babies are being care for at Helen Woodward Animal Center. “You can’t believe how much we appreciate that,” they stated. “When you come with your animals and you love them so much, they’re part of your life.”

Joseph and Carleen don’t anticipate being able to return to their Northern California home until at least the start of the year. “We are so happy that we are able to help this family in their time of need,” said Club Pet Assistant Manager Leah McCormack. “Ti and Kam are going to be spoiled and they deserve it. We had a last minute cancellation over the Thanksgiving holiday for our last VIP suite, so it’s as if this VIP suite was meant for them.”

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