Feel Good Felines: Heroic Rescues of Cats and Kittens

The nightly news and morning papers are filled with depressing headlines and gut-wrenching stories. It's sometimes hard to remember that there’s also an incredible amount of good in the world that often goes unnoticed. Perhaps some of the most heart-warming tales (or tails) are of everyday heroes saving adorable cats and kittens.

PrettyLitter Heroic Rescues of Cats and Kittens

We know you love your fur babies, but how far would you go to save them? People have fought their way through fires, scaled buildings, and performed other super-human stunts all for the love of kitties.

In the midst of negative news, here are some heart-warming, feel-good stories of amazing heroes saving cats and kittens.

Hot, Hot, Hot Cats and Kittens

Purr-haps the most quintessential story of feline rescues is that of cats and kittens being saved by firefighters – and for good reason! Here are some harrowing reports of fur babies who've been plucked from the flames just in the nick of time with their cuteness intact.

Camp Fire Rescue

In November 2018, while clearing debris from the horrific Camp Fire that devastated Paradise, CA, a firefighter found a cat who had survived the terrible event.

When the gray kitty realized he'd been rescued, he immediately took to fireman Ryan Coleman. The cat climbed on top of Coleman's shoulders to ride to safety and there he stayed as the firefighter continued to do his work surveying the damage of the fire.

Thankfully, because of a video posted by the firefighter, the cat's owners found him. The owners were able to have their fur baby safely taken in by neighbors so the cute kitty could avoid the animal shelter and recover in comfort.

Mama Cat Saves the Day

Firefighters aren't the only heroes who save cats and kittens from fiery disasters.

In Brooklyn, NY, a mama cat named Scarlett and her five kittens found shelter in an abandoned building before it suddenly caught fire. Scarlett could've saved herself from the terrible, quick-burning flames, but her babies were too young to get out on their own.

PrettyLitter Heroic Rescues of Cats and Kittens

Rather than flee to safety, Scarlett went back into the fire five times to save each of her kittens one by one. She almost lost her life in the process, but that fierce maternal instinct kept her going.

When firefighters arrived, the mama cat was barely hanging on. Thankfully, they took Scarlett and her babies to a local veterinary clinic. Over the course of three months, the furry family recovered fully and were eventually strong and healthy enough to be adopted.

Six-Story Cat Walk

In addition to cats and kittens being courageously saved from fires, sometimes kitties need help down form heights.

On April 24, 2019, a Toronto cat owner risked his own life to save his kitty. His fur baby had climbed over the balcony of their sixth story apartment, scaled the ledge, and gotten itself stuck on the neighbor's balcony.

Metro.co.uk claims that the owner saw the cat on his neighbor's balcony where it was trying to squeeze itself under the glass. When the man realized his neighbors weren't home, he decided to take matters into his own hands. He knew he needed to rescue his cat before it could get hurt or tragically fall.

A video posted on Instagram shows the man carefully walking the ledge between his balcony and that of his neighbor to get to the trapped cat. The pet parent managed to successfully grab his kitty and carry it back across the narrow walkway to safety.

Surely, the man did what any Spiderman-inspired cat dad would do for his fur baby.

Cold Weather Rescues

The winter months can be an especially dangerous time for cats and kittens.

While many kitties live outdoors even in cold temperatures, the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine warns that"the combination of low temperatures, wind, and snow/ice can predispose cats to hypothermia and frostbite."

On January 21, 2019, people across the U.S. were outside in the middle of the night to see the lunar blood moon eclipse. Police Officer Matt Froiseth from Wisconsin was one such person. The officer had stopped to look at the moon on his nightly rounds when he heard the desperate meows of a kitten nearby.

PrettyLitter Heroic Rescues of Cats and Kittens

A small black kitty was buried in almost three feet of snow in the sub-zero temperatures. After carefully digging through snow and rocks, the officer found the cat in a ditch. He wrapped the fur baby up in his warm winter hat and quickly got him to a local vet.

The police department posted the story on their Facebook page. Then, when no one claimed the kitty, Officer Froiseth adopted the cat himself. The police officer and his cat — now named "Donut" — are reportedly very happy together.

Have you heard a paws-itively heroic story of cats and kittens being rescued? Share them with us in the comments below!




Rai Cornell
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BARBARA B MEYNER
BARBARA B MEYNER

July 12, 2019

Beautiful stories, love to read things like that. It makes my day

Jeffrey Lepre
Jeffrey Lepre

July 12, 2019

I’m a disabled veteran that lives in the suburbs of Pennsylvania. I have done cat rescue for 17 years almost 18 now and it was an unintentional venture. Being that I am on a very limited income and no shelter wanted to take them unless they could euthanize them, I refused so I put a dogloo dog house on the front porch oh, I got a electric panel heater, and for 17 almost 18 years I have fed and given fresh water and food two cats and kittens outside as well as any animal whose homeless. Many have come inside I have adopted a few out to good families but if the families are not good they do not go please stay with me indefinitely. In the course of my 18 years altogether I have probably rescued about 50 cats and kittens approximately. I believe people dump them off in our area with no doubt, but now I am faced with seven more that need to be taken to a fat to be spayed / neutered. I just love these little babies and they are definitely Daddy’s babies, that’s for sure! :-)

alyx
alyx

July 12, 2019

IN GREEK ZOEY MEANS LIFE:

WOW! What is this place? It’s so cold, and smelly here. How did I get here? I’m so tired, hungry, lonely and so scared. Something is eating my skin and I hurt so much.

Wait what is that, I smell comfort, I smell love, but it’s not mom. Love comes close but turns away, Oh no please don’t leave me.

If I close my eyes will I find peace.

I smell comfort, I smell love, I smell milk but it’s not mom. Love tried to feed me, but I did not have the strength to eat, after a while Love walked away, Oh please stay, can I follow you, please don’t go, please see me let me come with you.

If I close my eyes will I find peace.

I smell comfort, I smell love, but it’s not mom, wait what is that, something new, I smell protection, but it’s not mom.

Then Oh how wonderful ,I feel Protection reach down and lift me up in his warm, strong, beautiful hands, he takes me away from this cold, smelly ground, and brings me to a place of warmth and comfort and sleep.

I smell comfort, I smell love, and in the arms of Protection, I was brought to Help . I know that Help is good, but what is that awful spay on my skin? OH wait whatever was eating my skin is dropping away, wow that is such a good feeling, now there are drops in eyes and I can open them, thank you Help, because now I can see him I can see Protection, I will leap into his arms for safety, he’s there, he has me I feel l Love.

I feel Love, I feel Protection, I feel home, but wait what is that, yes; I smell dog, OK fine, it’s fine we’ll find a way, dog and I.

I feel l Love, I feel Protection, I feel home, and they call me Zoey.

For my beautiful still kitten Zoey, we love , love, love you

Punkin Pie
Punkin Pie

July 12, 2019

Beautiful, 🐈 I’d walk thru Fire 🔥 Trust me I wish someone help me find my babies Last and Laurel Canyon and I am disabled and can’t get up there to find them I have walked up there 1000 times the best I could I lost probably 60 pounds doing it I know I can’t walk very well anymore and no one can help me get back up there to find them and makes me sick to my stomach 😢🙏

Donna D
Donna D

July 12, 2019

I love love these stories with happy endings! It’s nice to know that there is some good people out there that will do what it takes to save an animal. Just an FYI ,do not let your kitties outside, ever, there are many dangers out there that they can not control.
KEEP SAVING, KEEP RESCUING AND KEEP ADOPTING 😻

Patty Oneill
Patty Oneill

July 12, 2019

Wonderful stories and God bless Ryan Coleman for saving that lucky cat ! I have two cats I adore and they are special animals.

Jeannette Eaton
Jeannette Eaton

July 12, 2019

I am already a foster for rescued cats and kittens in Alaska.

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