I received an update a few minutes ago. Here it is directly from the rescue group in KC:
Background: Oreo was a special needs cat that was accepted into Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab Utah. He has severe IBD and had been with a collector. Our vet had him for over a year at their clinic in a custody dispute. In October, they gained custody of him and asked me to find him a home. After some time of trying to do that I turned to Best Friends.
Then the transport probs came, it is not easy to get a cat from KC to Kanab Utah especially at this time of year. Jessica or JeJe (as she likes to be called) xxxx said she would transport him to Denver. So with some forwarding of the transport plea email from this list, we got a woman, Jenny xxxx in Denver who said she could take him on from there. JeJe decided to just go the entire distance as she would have someone with her that could hear....JeJe is deaf...
Oreo was delivered to Best Friends and about 300 miles away on their way home they were in an accident. First off, both Jenny & JeJe are ok physically BUT JeJe's car is totalled and they are in a small town called Green River in Utah. JeJe, for those that dont know, is deaf, however Jenny is a hearing person and is with her. They are stranded in Green River and trying to get home. They were broadsided by a semi and their angels were there because a cliff was on the one side but JeJe was able to gain control of the vehicle to keep from going off the cliff. I know it is Christmas time but if ANYONE could help with ANYTHING, especially funds to get these 2 back to their homes before Christmas please let me know. They are still 90 miles from where they could get a rental car even. I have copied JeJe's mom Tracy on the email also. Please let me know asap....I cant believe this has happened to them when they were on a mission of mercy.....
UPDATE: After a bazillion calls today, JeJe and Jenny are right now on a shuttle from Green River to Grand Junction. There they will be able to pick up a rental car and drive to Jenny's in Denver and then JeJe will head back here. JeJe has a puppy with her and all her belongings that she had in her vehicle so it wasnt prudent to fly. The shuttle cost $180.00 for both and the puppy. I think they must have went back in time as the shuttle didnt even accept credit cards!! So I had to wire them money (which was a ridiculous charge to do..) So far there are $250.00 in pledge money, looks like this is going to be over $500.00. If you have pledged to help or can help, please mail it to:
HELP Humane Society
PO Box 18
Raymore, MO 64083
We are non profit recognized by the IRS so it will be tax deductible. Best Friends was also contacted and tried to help with any body in the area but this was really WAY out of the main stream and so many people are out on holiday so this was the cheapest way to get them home for Christmas.......Jenny has a young child. Thanks for any help, I know it is a bad time of the year and thanks to Jenny & JeJe, Oreo is will be spending Christmas at Best Friends...I will keep you updated!
And from me - they also have a Paypal set up on their website at www.helppets.org
Note it as the "JeJe Fund".
Thanks to anyone that can help - at least we're getting them home for Christmas!!