House fire leaves cats with nowhere to go
A FIRE that completely gutted Tony Yarnold's Mallanganee home a fortnight ago has rendered his three cats homeless.
The tragedy has forced the animal lover to move in with his girlfriend, but unfortunately the cats can't move there too.
"I'm in a situation where trying to relocate them with me can't be done so they have just been hanging around at the house since the fire," Mr Yarnold said.
After raising the 15, 14 and one-and-a-half year-old felines, Mr Yarnold said he hoped some kind people would give the cats a new home by fostering them.
"They become part of your life and when we moved up here 11 years ago the two elder cats came with us and they were part of my daily life," he said.
The two grey and white older cats are mother and son, and the little boy is black and white.
"The older one can be very affectionate, but with strangers she can be a little bit feisty first up...she tends to tell you when she's not happy," he said.
"Her son is about a year younger and is harmless, very affectionate and has a lovely nature, but can be a little skittish around strangers.
"The little black and white boy has got a great nature; he's so full of mischief and playfulness. It would be great if someone could take mother and son together."
Fortunately Mr Yarnold was not home when the blaze started about 9.30pm on June 13, and none of his animals were killed.
Mr Yarnold said he had no plans to rebuild his Toolum St home.
Can you help?
Anyone interested in fostering the cats can call 6620 0539 to be put in contact with Mr Yarnold.