Fire at Life4Cats Rescue – Fundraising


On the 22nd October, one of the Life4Cats rescue’s buildings burned down due to arson in Romania. The organisation, which is Buy Rope’s partner charity, has suffered a lot of damage and lost some essential equipment and space dedicated to helping abandoned cats.

Charity facing crisis

As police records suggest, local children were responsible for igniting the building, causing the flames to spread quickly – by the time emergency services arrived, most of the shelter was beyond saving. The 20 cats that were housed in the building were successfully rescued – however two of them suffered severe burns and are currently being treated.


How is Buy Rope helping

The damages caused by the fire would cost around  £10.000 to repair. The bathroom, storage room and catio were all demolished by the fire, and the shelter is desperate for help. In order to help them, Buy Rope will double the monthly donation amount sent to the charity for the remainder of the year. The local team had also organised an office fundraising event to collect money for the rescue.

“On Thursday night I thought it was all over… I thought we would never be able to rebuild the shelter – it seemed impossible to. But getting messages from people offering to help gave me hope. Maybe we can do this.” – said Ramona, the owner of the charity.


How people can help

Buy Rope is asking people to support the shelter in any way possible. Donations can be sent via PayPal to the charity’s account: 

The money raised will go towards the costs of rebuilding the building, as well as the medical costs of the two injured cats. One of the cats seems to be making a speedy recovery from the incident, however, the other one has suffered severe injuries and may be in need of surgery.

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4 thoughts on “Fire at Life4Cats Rescue – Fundraising

  1. chrisscatmeow says:

    This is such terrible news after all the hard work and time to build the shelter. At least the cats survived almost all of them. I pray they will get enough help and donations to build another shelter.x???

  2. Zooey says:

    As a slave of ten Eastern European rescues and friend to many of the rescuers, I’m shocked at this news, but not surprised. There is no other outlet for the rescuers, other than to house the cats they can and try to find homes in other countries – Germany and the UK being the most popular. Yes… I certainly wish them well with the rebuilding, but they need adopters too. We will be welcoming two more kittens from Romania in a few days. Lizzie is completely blind and Luna was thrown over the wall of the yard where Lizzie was living. Their foster carer has been in hospital for weeks and the kittens have one visit a day from my friend. They have a few toys and a litter tray, but no shelter. They are actually the lucky ones… 🙁

  3. Mary McNeil says:

    What a mercy that most of the cats were unharmed – and purrayers for the two injured and all the people helping rebuild this haven.

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