Saving Kittens: Because firefighters weren’t already awesome enough!
Here is the backstory via Missoulian News:
Missoula firefighters who raced to a burning home in the lower Rattlesnake Valley on Thursday morning were relieved to find no people at home when the fire broke out.
There were, however, pets, including a striped gray kitten with big blue eyes lying limp inside the front door.
“He wasn’t breathing too well,” said Firefighter Brett Cunniff, who scooped up the tiny body and gently carried it outside into the fresh, cool air. “So I put some oxygen on him.”
Minutes later, the kitten was in the back of an ambulance, cradled in the arms of emergency medical technician Paige Ostanhowski, who held an oxygen mask to a button nose turning a healthy shade of pink.
“He’s awake – and scratching,” said Cunniff. (“He” eventually turned out to be a she.)
We got this story sent to us today and we just had to post it with the pictures, if this doesn’t brighten up your day then nothing will.
Friday night it was <20 degrees, and when I took the dog outside I heard crying. Found this tiny ball barely moving, laying on it’s side slowly moving it’s legs and it’s mouth barely able to open…basically freezing to death. Another 10 minutes and the kitten probably would’ve been dead.
Brought him inside and wrapped him in a towel/heating pad, fed him warm sugar water, and eventually when he would take it milk. His mouth was frozen solid, tongue frozen to the top of his mouth and his fur had frost in it. I was expecting him to die the whole night. Took about 4 hours of warming up for him to take some milk, when he was showing signs of life and falling asleep put him in a box with the heating pad and left him overnight.
When morning came around he was acting just like a kitten, playful, happy, mewing, and eating. He’s about 5 weeks old (checking teeth) and I knew a vet assistant that adopted him the next day (he needed 24 hour care, more than my wife and I can do right now). This happened Friday and so far he’s alive and well, and eating more and more. I’m so happy.
Hero of the day is Groots on Reddit.com. The animal world will sing his name tonight.
Again thanks to Groots on Reddit.com