The fact that a mother can risk everything for their children is the case for not only humans but also for animals. Back on March 30, 1996, Scarlett and her five kittens were in an abandoned garage which was being used illegally as a crack house in Brooklyn when a fire started. Fortunately, The New York City Fire Department managed to extinguish it quickly. Once the fire was finally under control, David Giannelli, one of the firefighters on the scene, saw Scarlett was carrying her kittens one by one away out of the garage in a hurry.
Scarlett was exhausted and badly burned in the process of running into the fire so many times to save her babies. Her eyes were badly injured and she was almost blind, her ears and paws burned, and her coat highly singed. And more importantly, the majority of her facial hair had been burnt off.
After finally saving all kittens, the mother touched each of her kittens with her nose to be sure that they are safe since she couldn’t see anything at all in that moment. Just when she made sure all of her babies were safe and unscathed, Scarlett allowed herself to collapse unconscious.
Scarlett and her entire family were immediately taken to a veterinary clinic at the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, New York where they took the necessary medicines and started treatment. Unfortunately, an unlucky kitten of the four died very shortly after from a virus a month after the fire. However, after three months of treatment and recovery, Scarlett and her surviving babies were all well healthy and energetic enough to be adopted.
Unfortunately, the heroine calico cat, who did her best under difficult conditions for her babies, lost her battle with multiple illnesses after living with her adoptive family in Brooklyn, New York for over 12 years. On October 15th, 2008, Scarlett the cat, whose touching story of bravery, uncompromising love and triumph over all odds, passed away.
Back on March 30, 1996, Scarlett and her five kittens were in an abandoned garage when a fire started.
After finally saving all kittens, the mother touched each of her kittens with her nose to ensure they were all there and all alive as the blisters on her eyes made it impossible to see them at that time.
The heroine calico cat, who tried her best for her babies, lost her battle with multiple illnesses after living with her adoptive family in Brooklyn, New York for over 12 years.
Watch this hero feline’s heartwarming story:
You will be always in our hearts, dear Scarlett.