They are the beneficiaries of the Blue Bell Foundation for Cats, established eight years ago upon the death of a cat lover who left a trust fund for their care.
When their shelter was swept away by a mudslide this week, 78 out of 80 cats were plucked out of the muck and washed. One of the felines survived for 38 hours without food or water, and another, a blind cat named Petry, was found floating around with a big piece of broken glass.
KCBS reporter Steve Hartman reports from Laguna Beach, above.
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