Once upon a time, there was a feline who resided in an antiquated garage together with her litter of 5-month-old offspring. Tragically, the garage was intentionally torched by unidentified individuals one night. After arriving at the scene, firefighters confirmed that no humans were present during the blaze. However, they noticed a peculiar behavior of a cat repeatedly running inside the structure.
The firefighters made an attempt to capture the feline, however, it put up a struggle. During the commotion, a firefighter caught sight of the cat carrying a kitten in its mouth. The firefighter quickly rescued the kitten and watched as the mother cat bravely returned to the fire. Despite being injured with burns on her eyes, ears, and mouth, she managed to save all her kittens one at a time. She had to go back to the blazing garage five times due to the limited number of kittens she could carry at once.
The feline’s paws were scorched, her ears were harmed, and her muzzle was singed. The flames caused her eyes to bubble, but despite all of this, the cat persevered. She didn’t give up until she had ensured that all of the kittens were safe from the fire. Only then did she collapse, exhausted. Fortunately, one of the firefighters on the scene brought her to a veterinary clinic where she received care and support.
After the incident, Scarlett the cat looked quite different from how she did once her hair grew back and her wounds healed. The kittens that were involved found homes rather quickly, and their mother was taken in by Karen Wellen. Karen promised the people from the Animal Welfare League, who had taken care of Scarlett, that she would take care of the cat as if she were her own child – and she kept that promise.