Guinness Book of World Record cats lost in Farmington Hills house fire

- Fire rips through a Farmington Hills house causing the owners to be treated for smoke inhalation.

But Will and Lauren Powers' biggest concern is for their three missing cats presumed dead - two were Guinness Book of World Record holders.

Cygnus and Arcturus were two very special cats that held word records. During Sunday's house fire, the Powers couple tried to get the cats out in time, but they just couldn't.

One cat, Arcturus, held a record for being tall at 19 and a half inches. Cygnus held the world record for the longest tail at 17 inches.

The cats attracted a lot of attention on social media. They even made an appearance on a nationally syndicated show Pickler and Ben just last week.

"They're beautiful, I've actually held one of them before, Arcturus and he's just the biggest lover," said Abee Sigal, of the Ferndale Cat Shelter.

Taking to Facebook to share the sad news, Will Powers asked that people donate to the Ferndale Cat Shelter and Catfe on Livernois where he is the board president, if they want to do something to honor Cygnus and Arcturus.

A third cat, Sirius is also believed to have died in the fire.

"These are just the most wonderful people in the world," said Sigal. "In their greatest time of need they are thinking of other people and other kitties that need homes.

"If we could all send some positive thoughts to them and maybe something positive will come out of this for other families."

The Farmington Hills Fire Department says the cause of the fire on Quaker Valley Road remains under investigation. The blaze literally destroyed everything and the frame is all that remains.

The fire chief says the fire was especially difficult to fight because the fire hydrant was so far away.

If you would like to donate go to ferndalecatshelter.org
 

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