Seven cats orphaned by Superstorm Sandy on the East Coast will make Sacramento their new home.
An extraordinary cross-country rescue effort will bring the felines from coastal New Jersey to the capital city tomorrow evening, according to the Sacramento nonprofit animal welfare group Red Rover, which is funding their trip.
Two of the cats, Smokie and Blackie, became homeless after their owner died during the storm. They ended up in a New Jersey shelter, along with many other feline refugees of the disaster.
A New Jersey rescue group contacted Red Rover, which offered to cover travel expenses for seven orphaned cats. Red Rover and Field Haven Feline Rescue and Adoption found local foster families to care for the animals until permanent homes can be found for them, the animal groups said.
They are scheduled to arrive at Sacramento International Airport at about 8 p.m. Wednesday.
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