Firefighters at the Steinbach Fire Department in central Canada received a surprise visit from someone late last month on a chilly and snowy evening. Nobody was expecting it!
A chilly stray kitten was peering through the station window in desperation. The on-duty firefighters leaped into action as she attempted to enter the facility for warmth.
“I was walking and noticed her at the window. A member of the department went outside and she came right to them,” Kelvin Toews, the fire chief, recalled the moment she first saw the cat
Given that she was so loving, they all thought that she must be a lost pet, so they began to post missing pet articles on various social media sites.
So when no one claimed this adorable calico kitten after a reasonable time, the fire rescuers became animal rescuers, taking it upon themselves to forever take care of her and even calling her Ember.
She was filthy and starving, but she was really grateful to be in a warm, secure place. The calico showered her human pals with love, winning their hearts right away.
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Despite as much they would like Ember to be their station cat, they know that a kitten like her needs a lot of care and a family to adore her.
“Steinbach does not have a full-time fire department so the station is not continuously staffed,” they shared. “Unfortunately the station can go days without someone being there.”
The firemen decided to assist their kitty companion get the devoted home she so well deserves. She was taken into the care of someone who fosters cats.