Update: Glinda was adopted and went to her new home late in the day on Tuesday, March 12.
Glinda went through a traumatic and life threatening experience when she was trapped in a burning building. The friendly cat has lost her home and her family as a result of the fire, and now she is looking for a new home.
Beautiful 12 year old Glinda received a lot of news coverage in the Los Angeles area last month when she was pulled, unconscious and looking lifeless, from a Glendale, CA apartment fire and revived with a pet oxygen mask. She spent time recuperating in an oxygen chamber, then waited at for her family to claim her at the Pasadena Humane Society. Photos and video accompanied stories on television, in print and online yet her family did not step forward. Fire officials say they notified the family of their cat’s whereabouts.
Glinda has been kept as the shelter under a stay period of several days, giving her family the chance to reclaim her. Spokeswoman Ricky Whitman said “We waited for her owners, but no one has come forth.”
Glinda is described as a very friendly and well socialized cat who appears to have been well cared for. “She is just lovely,” Whitman said. “She would love to spend her senior years getting sun on someone’s sofa.”
Ordinarily, the fee to adopt Glinda would be $70, but as an all black cat she qualifies for the shelter’s Lucky 13 Black Cat adoption event on Wednesday, March 13 where he adoption fee will only be $13.
Glinda’s ID number is A321881. She is one of the shelter’s featured Pets of the Week this week.
The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is located at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena, CA. Phone 626-792-7151.
A news report from February 20: