On Saturday night, our mum Shelley lost her home to a fire. Thankfully, she wasn't home at the time.
However Soda-pop, Smudge & Umi, three kitties were. She has been looking after Smudge & Umi, and Soda-pop is her fur-baby. Soda-pop & Umi were found immediately and sent to the vet to be treated for severe smoke inhalation & inflamed lungs. The vets weren't sure that Umi would survive, but she has - although you wouldn't know she was the same cat as she’s covered in soot. Smudge was found hiding under a bed the following afternoon, after we suspected that she might have perished or ran away during the fire.
Shelley is an incredible mum, hard-working and who always creates a warm, loving home for us and for those around us.
She has lost pretty much everything including all electronics, appliances, some clothing, bedding and precious sentimental items. She's now also facing very expensive vet bills to ensure that the cats are able to come home. .
We are setting this up to try and help her pay Nova Ball (Shelley’s Mum) back for covering the huge cost of the vet bills at the time of treatment, as well as getting set up in her new home and getting back to work.
It's obviously hard to put a monetary value on the life that she had built in this home and over the course of her life, but anything small you can contribute would be greatly appreciated.
Even if financially you can't contribute (we know we all have our own stuff going on), if you have any spare furniture or household items kicking around that you don't need anymore then please reach out!