+$500 to this woman, a hero to cats and people.

Just donated $500 from NBA Catwatch shirts to Oasis for Animals, a Washington-based animal shelter struck by a fire. Luckily for the cats, shelter owner Jean Favini is a hero.

From the South Whidbey Record’s article Rescue owner risks fire to save cats:

The cat rescue organization owner defied the warnings of a 911 official and charged into a smoke-filled office with a towel around her face to save her meowing dependents. She made several trips into the building, returning each time with armloads of cats.

“All I cared about was the cats, so I said there was no way I wasn’t going to get them from the office,” Favini said. “I had to make a decision, and I’m so thankful I did. I’m just sad I didn’t go in sooner.”

Really touched by this story, and all the support from people buying these goofy shirts (and koozies and socks) who help raise money to support our animal friends. You guys are the best.