Florence White couldn't sit anywhere in her South Tampa home without the menagerie nearby, curled up on her lap or by her feet.
Even walking to the bathroom, she could count on at least some of her six cats and the dog - a pitbull-lab mix named Charlie - padding along behind her.
Now, all but one are gone, victims of a kitchen fire that has left White clinging to a 7-year-old calico named Ruby who was saved through emergency medical treatment but who may never recover her sight.
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