This cat might have a bigger heart than some humans. Meet Scarlett the cat who became a world famous mother in 1996 when she selflessly walked through flames to rescue all five of her kittens from a burning building.
Scarlett’s sire and dam are unknown. She was probably born in June or July 1995. As a stray cat, Scarlett probably had her first litter at about eight months. If the kittens were her first litter, she was probably about nine months old—the equivalent of the early teens for humans—when she became a heroine.
On March 30, 1996, Scarlett and her five kittens were in an abandoned garage allegedly used as a crack house in Brooklyn when a fire started. The New York City Fire Department responded to a call about the fire and quickly extinguished it. When the fire was under control, one of the firefighters on the scene, David Giannelli, noticed Scarlett carrying her kittens away from the garage one by one. Scarlett herself had been severely burned in the process of pulling her kittens from the fire. Her eyes were blistered shut, her ears and paws burned, and her coat highly singed. The majority of her facial hair had been burnt away. After saving the kittens she was seen to touch each of her kittens with her nose to ensure they were all there and alive, as the blisters on her eyes kept her from being able to see them, and then she collapsed unconscious.
This poor cat, named Lucy, verbally expresses her feelings by repeatedly saying “no more” while her human is giving her a bath.
Here’s indisputable proof that cats just want to make fools out of us. In the following photo, a cat is seen sitting a photo of itself with a caption that reads, ‘MISSING’.
No one knows for sure how this cat went missing or how it got back, but one thing is clear: the mystery of the missing cat has been solved and humans are once again inferior to their feline masters.
This is Bubba, a cat so popular at Leland High School in San Jose, California he was issued his own “student” ID card. Bubba is not a stray cat, but a close neighbor to the high school. The Marienthal family’s yard backs up to the school’s campus.
Cat lovers, brace yourselves. The Animal Rescue League of Berks County’s is running a beautiful “Book Buddies” program, that has kids grade 1 to 8 come into the shelter to read to the cats, with organizers saying that it serves a dual purpose of soothing the cats and upping the kids’ reading levels. The program reportedly got its start after a staffer had her son practice his reading skills while spending time at the shelter. Staff members took note and like it so much that it became a regular volunteer program. Since the project was launched in August 2013, many children (including home-schooled and autistic) who participated in Book Buddies have shown significant improvements in their reading. The Berks County ARL accepts donations through their site.They are also on Facebook, Twitter,YouTube and Pinterest.
A tabby kitten found his human mom when she was 5 months pregnant. Now months later, the kitty and his little human sister are inseparable.
“This is their day-to-day life. I don’t think I could keep them apart if I tried,” the mom wrote via reddit.