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Kittens’ Mother Cat Runs 5 Times into Burning Building To Save Them

Scarlett and her five kittens were trapped in an abandoned garage in Brooklyn that was being used illegally as a drug house when the fire broke out. It was soon put out by the New York City Fire Department. When the fire was eventually put out, one of the firefighters on the site, David Giannelli, observed Scarlett bringing her kittens out of the garage one by one. Scarlett was seriously burned as a result of her several runs into the flames to save her babies. Her eyes were blistered shut, her ears and paws were burnt, and her coat was severely burned. Worse, she’d lost much of her facial hair to the flames.

Scarlett and her five kittens were in an abandoned garage in Brooklyn that was being used illegally as a drug house when a fire broke out.

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The mother stroked each of her babies with her nose after eventually saving all of them, as the blisters on her eyes made it hard to see them at the moment. Scarlett allowed herself to pass out just as she was certain that all of her children were safe. Scarlett and her whole brood were transported to the North Shore Animal League’s veterinary facility in Port Washington, New York, where they were all treated. One of the four kittens was unlucky and passed away a month after the fire from a virus.

The mother stroked each of her babies with her nose after eventually saving all of them, as she couldn’t see them due to the blisters on her eyes.

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Scarlett and her surviving kids were all well enough to be adopted after three months of therapy and recuperation. After living with her adopted family in Brooklyn, New York for almost 12 years, the heroic calico cat, who went through so much for her children, succumbed to various ailments. Scarlett the cat, whose amazing narrative of bravery, unwavering love, and triumph over adversity ended on October 15th, 2008, passed away.

After living with her adopted family in Brooklyn, New York for almost 12 years, the heroic calico cat, who went through so much for her children, succumbed to various ailments.

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Watch this hero feline’s heartwarming story:

We will never forget you, dear Scarlett.

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