Kat Von D's House Burns Down with Her Cat Inside

11/22/2010 at 04:00 PM EST

Kat Von D's House Burns Down with Her Cat Inside
Kat Von D
Courtesy Kat Von D
It's never easy to say a final goodbye to a pet, but it must have been especially difficult for Kat Von D this past weekend after her cat, Valentine, perished in a fire that destroyed the tattoo artist’s Los Angeles home.

"R.I.P. My little Valentine," Von D Tweeted, along with a photo of her hairless cat taken before the tragedy. The message was met with an outpouring of support from followers.

Von D broke the news of the heartbreaking fire early Monday morning, telling the Twitter world, "My house burned down last night with my cat inside."

She later posted a photo of herself standing amongst the charred remains of the house, writing, "In order to gain everything, you must lose everything."

Here's wishing Von D – who is in Canada to promote her second book, The Tattoo Chronicles – the best in her time of need.

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Kate Von D's cat, Valentine

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