RENO, NV - Nevada Humane Society is seeking donations to help care for cats who survived a house fire in southwest Reno.
“We received a call from a neighbor reporting that there were cats on the property, climbing in and out of the remains of a home that burned down last week,” said Denise Stevens of Nevada Humane Society.
“Neighbors reported that one cat would sit on debris where the living room used to be and cry.”
On Saturday, NHS staff members began trapping cats. Five in all were recovered, including two kittens. The cats were suffering from dehydration and minor smoke inhalation. One cat had minor burns.
The house fire broke out on August 3 at a home in southwest Reno near Skyline Boulevard and Moana Lane. Firefighters were able to prevent flames from spreading to other residences, but the house is a total loss. One person was taken to the hospital. Three dogs who escaped the home were later found in good condition and reunited with their owner.
The cause of the fire is still being determined.
Nevada Humane Society is seeking donations toward the care of the cats and asking that people consider adopting one of the many cats in need of homes at the shelter. NHS is experiencing a higher than normal number of cats and dogs arriving at the shelter and is need of adoptions.
Donation may be sent to Nevada Humane Society, 2825 Longley Lane, Reno, Nevada, 89502 or called in to 775-856-2000 ext. 324. All donations are tax deductible. Please specify that the donation is for Emily’s Fund for the feline fire survivors.