“They smelled like smoke,” Sandra Mullen, a hospital manager, told TODAY. “They were all very wet from the firefighters putting out the fire, but they were all OK.”One cat had a low temperature and needed to be put on heat support, but as of Thursday, all were doing well physically. None of the cats were wearing ID tags, so Mullen didn’t know all of their names but did learn that two of them were named Cookie and Sange.It was determined that five cats lived together in one apartment, and the other two were from another unit, so they shared kennels with their living companions. On Thursday night, the bonded pair — Cookie and Sange — reunited with their family to the joy of hospital staff.
Feed him properly. Ask your vet what type of food and how much is right for you pet. Keeping your pet on a regular, portion controlled diet will help with weight management and prevent weight related health problems.
The VEG team is closely monitoring the remaining pets and giving them lots of care and attention, but also allowing them space since they’re still frightened by the experience.“It was a very emotional night when the cats came in,” Mullen recalled. “My team was very upset — a lot of questions. ‘How are the owners? What are the owners doing?’ And essentially, ‘What else can we possibly do to help people?’ It’s super sad, it’s super heartbreaking. And New Yorkers, we bond together and we just want to step up and do whatever we need to do to be helpful for these owners.”
The hospital will board the “great group of cats” for as long as needed while their families figure out their living arrangements.
“We’re here 24 hours thankfully, so we’re definitely not in a rush for the babies to leave. They’re going to stay with us,” Mullen added. “We just want to make sure that the cats are safe and the owners are OK.”