Michigan’s two world record cats are missing and feared dead following a house fire. You may remember the two record holders living on a single home which is unique.
It is a great shock to hear the report that both cats – the tallest to the shoulder at 20.1 inches (Arcturus) and longest tail at 17.5 inches (Cygnus) – are missing following a devastating house fire at the owner’s home on Farmington Hills, MI.
The fire destroyed the home on the 34000 block of Quaker Lane. It happened last Sunday morning. The cat’s owners, Will and Lauren Powers got out but they fear that Arcturus and Cygnus have died.
“I awoke to alarms and was already far too late,” Powers said. “I tried to save the cats but couldn’t find them before I was overcome with smoke.”
The cats may have got out because he left the doors open. They may and should have run out. A third cat may also have perished.
It is a question of whether they got out. They should be wandering around near the house and I would have thought they’d have been found by now.
It does surprise me somewhat that cat owners are not able to get their cats out of fires. Perhaps I am being impractical and silly in having that notion. The problem is probably that they didn’t know where they were and couldn’t find them in the panic and they may have hidden compounding the problem.