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Fighting fires and saving cats... this kitty KNEW the firefighters would save her!

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Firefighters at Steinbach Fire Department were busy fighting fires and protecting the people of their city. But like the true heroes they are, they still found the time to take in a little kitten who turned up on their doorstep!

By Alice Lang

Published on the 13/02/2019, 12:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:52

It’s a busy life as a firefighter - you know, saving lives and all. But last month, between dealing with blazes, this firefighting team noticed a little visitor at the door.

It was a tiny kitten, stuck outside in the freezing temperatures and snowy conditions. We imagine it went something like this…

"Hi there. *Knock knock*. I’m really, really cold. You guys look nice. Can I come in for a cuddle and maybe some snacks, please? I’ll be good, I promise!

The firefighters knew the kitty needed their help

"I was walking and noticed her at the window. A member of the department went outside and she came right to them," Fire Chief Kelvin Toews told Love Meow. The team knew they couldn’t leave their feline visitor outside in the bitter cold and so, decided to let her hang out with them in the station. Despite being freezing cold, dirty and hungry, she seemed over the moon to be inside with her new firefighting pals. "I posted on Facebook to see if someone would claim her. When no one did we took her to the vet, had her vaccinated and took care of ear mites," Toews said.

They were determined to find her a home

The kitty had become a part of the firefighter’s team - they knew they couldn’t let their newfound crew member go back to living on the streets! However, they also knew she couldn’t spend her life in a fire station. Even though they’d love to keep her, what she really needed was a warm, loving family home. And so, naming her Ember, they sprung into action.

"We posted on Facebook that she was available for adoption, and it looks like we may have found her a loving home," said Toews.

It sure does - check out these photos from the fire station’s Facebook page

Could you have asked for a happier ending? Ember has now found a loving, warm, happy family forever home. She already looks like she’s settled in just fine - and we couldn’t be happier for her!

Hopefully, she’ll be in regular contact with her firefighting buddies - good job, crew!


Is this your kitten. She has been hanging around the fire station all evening. If she is yours please contact the fire station.

Posted by Steinbach Fire Department on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Update on kitten who showed up at the station last night. She is safe, warm and very affectionate. She is going to the vet tomorrow for a checkup and will need a name for their files. Any suggestions?

Posted by Steinbach Fire Department on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Today was a busy day for Ember. She paid a visit to Pet Vet in Steinbach today. Her blood tests were negative for FIV...

Posted by Steinbach Fire Department on Thursday, January 24, 2019
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