Vet Bills for Precious after King Fire
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Long time family friends lost their home in the devastating King Fire that broke out in September in El Dorado county destroying 12 single residences & 68 other minor structures.  One of those homes belonged to Sally & Gary Dykstra.  They lost ... More ...

Long time family friends lost their home in the devastating King Fire that broke out in September in El Dorado county destroying 12 single residences & 68 other minor structures.  One of those homes belonged to Sally & Gary Dykstra.  They lost everything...or so they thought!  Once they were able to return to their property to view the devastation their cat Precious was found alive.  Her paws were badly burned and her stomach singed.  She has been at the veternarian since she was rescued and now is ready to be with her family.  The family thought the vet bills were going to be minimal, but today found out with the discount from the vet they owe $5000 and the family could really use some help, as they told me tonight they just don't have the funds to cover this as they lost everything in their home.  I know there are many animal lovers out there that could help.  YOUR donation would help make the truly one happy ending (finding Precious who they thought didn't survive the fire) in all this tradegy.  Here is a video when they found her alive with NBC news present: (& you can read below off their site).  

http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nbc-news/familys-precious-cat-survives-king-wildfire-332910659722

From NBCnews:

The Dykstra family lost everything in the King Fire that has scorched a large swath of the El Dorado National Forest. Sally and Gary had only 10 minutes to evacuate when the blaze tore toward the home they built with their own hands. And when firefighters allowed them to return a week later, they stared in shock at their dream house, which had "melted to nothing," with only ceramic fragments and a page from their daughter's book salvageable from the charred wreckage. "We don't have anything of our children, our kids when they were babies," Sally Dykstra said.

But then their cat Precious, who had fled during the evacuation, was found, frightened and hiding in a dusty hole on the perimeter of their home. Her feet were singed and she was in desperate need of some water. But her appearance was a moment of joy for the Dykstras as they contemplated starting from scratch on the Northern California foothills.

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