Cats Need Foster Homes After Fire In Mercer County


Cats are in need of foster homes in Mercer County after a fire breaks out at Second Chance for Cats in Bluefield.  The home is normally filled with love and our fury friends.  But now a home for abandoned cats is damaged and there is nothing but ash inside.  50 cats were in the house Wednesday December 2, 2015 when the fire happened.  No cats died but now they need foster homes to care for them.  Co-Founder Darlene Little said more than 10 cats are now in foster homes. 

Little said, “When you foster a cat from Second Chance For Cats, it means that you’re going to take that cat into your home and love it and treat it as you do your other cats.  Fostering is usually temporary.  Since we had a fire, we don’t have room for all the cats and we are hoping people can take them into their homes and give them love and attention until we can take them back.”

Jennie Spencer says she knew she wanted to provide a foster home for the cats when she heard about the fire .

Spencer said, “I just felt so touched to do that. We have pets in our house.  My cat just passed away about a month.  It was just kind of a God send.  It was just good timing.  Now is the time.”

3 cats are still missing after the fire.  The remaining cats who haven’t already been put in foster homes are in the building next to the home.  That building doesn’t have any electricity.  Right now about 20 cats are living in the building beside the home and they need foster homes. 

Spencer said, “Fostering a cat is just so important right now.  There’s so many cats that are in need and they’re like people.”

Little said they plan on having the electricity fixed within ten days.  If you would like to foster you can call 304-320-9747.

Co-founders tell 59News that they think it was an electrical fire.

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