OHS Receives 19 Cats After Seaside Apartment Fire

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Seaside Police rescue 19 cats from a burned-out building and transport them to OHS

Ryan Arington, Admissions Technician, examines Monteaux during intake.

On Friday, March 30, OHS got a call from the Seaside Police Department about a group of cats who were living in a condemned apartment building. It was a place the 19 cats called home before a devastating fire left the building uninhabitable and left their owner homeless. Police and a local shelter were called in to assist when the elderly owner was not able to find a place that could house her and her cats. Taking in 19 cats was a tough ask for a small shelter on the coast, so OHS was asked to assist.

“We’re thankful the Seaside Police Department reached out to OHS and we were able to assist with this large intake on such short notice,” says Jessica Wiseley Kruger, OHS Admissions Manager.

The cats appeared to be in good condition, although many of them smelled like smoke.

“These cats survived a traumatic event and we’re more than happy to get them in, give them the care they need and find them their forever homes,” added Meagan Cifelli, OHS Admissions Team Lead.

Some of the cats still looking for their forever homes, include:

Malibu, 3 year-old female





Waikiki, 5-year-old female






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