A non-profit society said the cat belonging to the woman who died in the fatal Esquimalt fire Sunday is missing and likely extremely traumatized.
Find Lost and Escaped Cats (FLEC), which looks for lost and escaped cats, said Blueberry, a ragdoll Siamese cross jumped from a balcony while a fire ripped through the fourth-floor of an apartment building at 843 Craigflower Road.
Judith Burke, who lived on the fourth and top floor did not jump and died in the fire. Witnesses said she may have been too afraid to jump. Firefighters rescued other people trapped in the building with a ladder and only minor injuries were reported among all the people who had to leave the building.
FLEC said Blueberry was Burke’s female cat and she is likely still in shock as “a result of an emotionally disturbing experience or physical injury.” The organization is asking the public to not chase her as they wish to humanely trap her to cause her less stress and get her to a vet.
Blueberry is described as having medium-long hair that is brown, white and tan. She also has bright blue eyes. It is unclear whether she had any tags, a collar or a chip.
Anyone who sees Blueberry can call either FLEC at 778-977-1710 or FLED at 250-479-0911/250-213-1420/[email protected]