Record break­ing cats miss­ing af­ter fire

Ottawa Sun - - NEWS -

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Two Guin­ness World Records-hold­ing cats are miss­ing af­ter a fire gut­ted their own­ers’ sub­ur­ban De­troit home.

Will and Lau­ren Pow­ers es­caped Sun­day’s blaze, but Arc­turus and Cygnus haven’t been seen since. Both cats are 2 years old.

Will Pow­ers says the cou­ple opened some doors as they fled their burn­ing Farmington Hills’ house in hopes that Arc­turus, Cygnus and their third cat would es­cape.

The As­so­ci­ated Press left a mes­sage Mon­day seek­ing com­ment from fire of­fi­cials.

Arc­turus holds the Guin­ness World Record for be­ing the tallest do­mes­tic cat, mea­sur­ing at about 19 inches (48 cen­time­tres). Cygnus is the do­mes­tic cat with the world’s long­est tail, mea­sur­ing at more than 17 inches (43 cen­time­tres).

Guin­ness has said the Pow­ers sought the records to raise aware­ness about a cat shel­ter.

ED­WARD PEVOS

Will Pow­ers holds his cat Arc­turus Alde­baran Pow­ers. Arc­turus and his part­ner Cygnus are miss­ing af­ter a fire gut­ted their own­ers’ sub­ur­ban De­troit home.

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