Help Bobby Pospisil Recover from a house fire

It is with great sadness that we are typing this. Our dad suffered a house fire on Feb. 17th and lost a great deal of his home/belongings. The fire started around 11pm and completely took out parts of the roof, the loft in his home, the kitchen, etc. In typical Bobby fashion, he tried to contain the fire himself before calling 911. The firefighters didn't arrive until about 4am, so the fire was active for many hours before they arrived. He was taken to the hospital this morning to be monitored and will have to meet with specialists and a cardiologist this upcoming week.

For those that are maybe not so familiar with @indianspringsranch, Bobby is the man behind it all. He’s collected exotic animals his entire adult life and has committed more time caring for his animals than anything else. From building fences, enclosures, sheds, barns, to making daily trips to the food bank to take away the wasted food so that he can transport it back to the ranch to feed our animals, every move he makes is for the animals otherwise known as, his pets. At the end of the day, his every move is dependent on the animals. He hasn’t spent the night anywhere other than the ranch in years! His dedication to his animals is admirable and we love him for it. That being said- he puts them before himself at times, and this is one of those times. For a man who would give his life for his animals, he very well could have lost his life in the events that transpired. 

Bobby lives in a literal tree house built from his own two hands. As you can imagine, living in a tree house isn’t something that insurance companies cover, so everything is on him(us) after this horrible situation. The damage caused from the fire started in his fireplace which took out the upstairs loft, roof, his kitchen, and parts of the living room. His plans are to take out the loft, and rebuild the kitchen, roof and the walls. What you don’t see, is that he plans to do this alone. The cabinetry needs to be replaced, the roof replaced, couches, walls, insulation, and so much more. If we can raise enough money, our plan would be so much more than just rebuilding his tree house. He needs to be on the ground, and if we can make it happen, our goal would be to get him a modular home or double wide so he isn’t burdened with these repairs. 

All things considered, we are lucky he is up walking, talking, and most importantly breathing. The road to recovery, however, will take time. He is now in need of basic items such as a proper remediation process and proper home cleaning along with the materials to rebuild/repair the home from what is repairable (if not a whole new home). We are asking for any monetary donations to help him get through this. He is too prideful to ask for help, but we’re not. He's our dad and we would do anything for him. If you are able, any dollar helps. We truly don't know the extent of the damage and funding this will take to get him back up and running. All we know is that he is alive and at the end of the day, that's all that matters. He was more concerned about his animals missing a feeding than going to the hospital earlier today... if you know him, you know those animals are his life and he would do anything for them. But he is OUR life, and I don't want him to overextend himself. We want to get him proper help and not feel like he has to do it alone. If there was no Bobby, there would be no ISR. 

Thank you in advance and we will do our best to keep everyone updated. Bobby is loved beyond belief and even though his personal circle is very small, the love he has from anyone whose ever experienced Indian Springs Ranch is insurmountable. We can’t wait to see the support that follows! 

-Paulina (Pospisil) Baker & Dylan Pospisil 
(Bobby’s children) 

Organizer and beneficiary

Paulina Baker
Katy, TX
Robert Pospisil

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