HUDSON, N.Y. - A Columbia County cat rescue organization is looking for immediate homes for more than 120 cats that were displaced due to a fire that broke out at the building Tuesday night.
The mattress fire started on the third floor of 721 Warren Street in Hudson at Animal Kind, a well-known cat rescue organization.
The fire caused significant water damage to three floors, as the building was soaked by the sprinkler system. There were four inches of water on every floor.
No people or animals were hurt in the fire.
Free roaming cats were rounded up by volunteers on Wednesday morning, and organizers say it is an "emergency" to find the 120 cats homes and money to help find a temporary building.
A spokesperson for the group, Katrine Hecker, says Animal Kind has "lost everything."
As of Wednesday afternoon, about half the cats have found temporary homes in a number of shelters including the Columbia Greene Humane Society as well as a local farm. The cats still awaiting homes are staying at the Motor Inn with the owners of the cat shelter.
They are still trying to place about 50 cats in temporary or permanent homes. They are also in need of bedding, wet canned cat food, or any monetary donations.
All cats have been spayed, neutered, chipped and vaccinated. For more information or how you can help visit www.animalkind.info or call Katrine 821-9615.