Mother cat saves her five kittens from serious fire
There are things in this world that simply have no limits, like the unconditional love a mother has for her child. This heart-wrenching story of mother cat Scarlett, who lived on the street, is proof that this is not only true of humans. This particular cat had the added hardship of bringing five sweet kittens into the world and finding them shelter in an abandoned garage.
One day a serious fire erupted in the derelict building (often frequented by drug users), which threatened to kill Scarlett's five tiny kittens. Just like a human mother, the cat would do just about anything to save her young ones.
When the fire brigade arrived, they could hear the desperate cries of the kittens and simply could not believe their eyes. They found all five kittens and their severely injured mother with completely scorched fur, in terrible agony. Five times, the cat had to run into the deadly flames and each of those five times she carried a tiny fur-bundle back out in her mouth.
One of the firemen instantly recognised the delicate situation and swooped the mother and her babies into a box and took them immediately to the vet. Even now the heroic mother proved how much will she had to stay alive. At this point in time, the seriously injured cat could no longer see and was completely haggard, but one after the other, she nudged her kittens with the last of her strength to make sure that they were all okay.
At the vet everything was set in motion to save this family. Scarlett had suffered horrible injuries, her mouth, nose and paws showed terrible burns, and her ears were partly burnt off. For one of her sweet kittens, the help unfortunately came too late and it died shortly after being rescued.
Fortunately the rest of the kittens survived, and after a week in intensive care, through the loving care of the helpers, all of their wounds were healing.
When the story of this mother reached the public, the response was overwhelming. Numerous newspapers and TV channels reported about the courageous feline friend. The animal shelter received over 7,000 letters and every sender wanted just one thing: to provide the homeless kittens and their brave mother with a new home.
After three long months they'd healed well enough: all of them received a loving new home. The four kittens were adopted out in pairs and Scarlett herself, found herself a home with Karen Wellen.
Scarlett requires regular medication because the fire damaged her resilience, but this little victim only brings Karen pleasure. Karen was also a victim of a serious accident and knows only too well what it means to be restrained.
The traumatized cat has now found the new home that she deserves, and receives all the love and support that she needs.
Without question, Scarlett's story has opened the hearts of many people. Even though this all happened years ago, Scarlett's unfailing motherly love will never be forgotten.