I am a bengal cat who was born in 2005. In the summer of 2012, I was diagnosed as a diabetic cat. I want everyone to know that diabetic cats like me are just as fun and loving as cats without the disease.
It is a horrible thing when humans lose their houses due to fires. Sometimes, these incidents are even more tragic because humans and their four legged family members die in the fire. One feline near me is very lucky, because they escaped a fire that did severe damage to a home.
Fortunately, the human at the home and their canine had managed to escape. But their feline was still stuck in the home.
The fire started because of an electrical issue in the garage. Firefighters put out the fire by attacking it from the ground floor, second floor, and roof. After they had things under control, they cut a hole in the roof. They did this “to let heat out of the structure so they can conduct a more accurate search of the building,” a human with the fire department said.
During the search of the home, firefighters heard a meow behind a closed door. It was the resident cat, Lilith. “We brought that cat out and gave them to the homeowner, so they have their cat,” said the human with the fire department.
The fire caused extensive damage to the home, but the human who was there when it hit is in good spirits. They are obviously sad about the fire damage, but they are happy that they have their feline and canine family members with them.
Firefighters said they were able to save the feline because the doors in the home were closed. That slowed the spread of the fire, and bought them extra time to fight the fire. Then they were able to complete their secondary search and rescue the feline.
And that is what happened. Kind humans from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue learned about the lost feline and went to help him. Three humans with the organization set out on a 6.5 mile hike to help the feline. They carried with them a humane trap like this one.
After the long hike, the put noms in the humane trap. Within five minutes, the lost feline, who is now named Elgee, was in it. Elgee went back down the mountain, and white coated humans with Brother Wolf treated him for the parasites he was dealing with.
Elgee was safe, but he needed a home. Soon, kind humans who adopted their first cat after finding him during a hiking trip contacted Brother Wolf. The humans at Brother Wolf decided that these humans would be the perfect home for Elgee. And so he went to their home.
Elgee is naturally cautious about his new home, but he is progressing well. His adopters give him space, and they are patient, having taken in shy cats before. They bought a camera to check on Elgee when they are not in the room. And when it is time, they will introduce him to the other felines in the home.
This lucky feline went from being stranded at the top of a mountain to living in a home where he is loved. This story makes me happy!
Many fire departments tell humans they do not normally help felines who are in trouble. They will do it if they can, but a lot of times, they are helping other humans and they cannot do it. But one lucky feline in New York City didn’t get just the fire department to help. The police did, too.
The officers tried to help the women rescue the feline, but they were unable to help the feline escape. After trying for a while, they called the fire department.
Firefighters from Engine 260 came to help. They evaluated the situation. They used their tools to help free the feline from the car engine. The feline, a black and white kitten, was very happy to be freed.
The women thanked the firefighters and police officers and took their feline with them. Hopefully, they will have learned to keep their feline inside. That way, it will not be able to wander into another car engine!
I am happy these kind humans worked hard to save this feline.