MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Sixteen cats who were saved from a fatal house fire in Mount Kisco are available for adoption at the SPCA of Westchester and ready to get their second chance at a new beginning.
On Aug. 12, the fire took the life of 86-year-old Chrystine Nicholas, who is believed to have gone back into the house to rescue the animals.
The cats are between the ages of 6 and 10, and most suffer from upper respiratory infections and various ailments. All have been medically treated and rehabilitated, as well as spayed/neutered and vaccinated. The cats range from social and friendly to timid and shy. While some will make great family pets, others would feel more comfortable living in a barn-type setting where they would be free to come and go as they choose.
“The SPCA is seeking the public’s help in finding these cats new and loving homes," said Shannon Laukhuf, executive director. “The cats are in need of TLC following the traumatic experience of surviving a fire and losing one of their beloved caretakers.”
You can view a video of some of the cats at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Avegi-Cuj0 . Anyone interested in adopting is encouraged to visit the SPCA of Westchester, 590 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor. Or visit www.spca914.org .