Nearly 20 cats owe another one of their nine lives to Oasis for Animals owner Jean Favini following a fire at the organization’s facility on Saturday.
The cat rescue organization owner defied the warnings of a 911 official and charged into a smoke-filled office with a towel around her face to save her meowing dependents. She made several trips into the building, returning each time with armloads of cats.
“All I cared about was the cats, so I said there was no way I wasn’t going to get them from the office,” Favini said. “I had to make a decision, and I’m so thankful I did. I’m just sad I didn’t go in sooner.”
She and a South Whidbey firefighter brought out all 24 cats in the building. Five did not survive, reportedly dying from smoke inhalation.
Oasis for Animals is a no-kill rescue organization that spays and neuters feral cats before putting them …
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