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Should the fire service rescue cats? — 4 Comments

  1. Obviously each case should be judged on it’s own circumstances but on the whole I would say a big YES the fire service should rescue cats and any other animal trapped or stuck, I think it’s what the majority of the public would want and expect. I also think real men aren’t scared of showing their soft side when it comes to animals and many firemen wouldn’t even consider leaving a distressed animal to it’s fate. Or at least I hope not.

  2. We have Humane Society Officers dispatched to rescue animals here in the states. The fire dept is only called when an animal needs to be cut out of a wall using a heavy (cement) saw. They are often found given oxygen to cats/kittens rescued from fires. In one area (cant’ remember where, think it was in California) they had modified an O2 mask to accommodated small pets.

    I know the tax system is different in the UK. I also know the great of animals in England especially. I would think the creation of a special department to handle pet rescue isn’t too far fetched. Twenty years ago our neighbor to my first house trapped and took in all our cats (we had seven) but one and no one bat an eye. Some were adopted out or killed. We saved one. Now someone did that here about six months ago and he got in huge trouble. Times are changing.

    Dan in Tempe

    PS: Sorry for complaining about Helmi’s pix, I’ve seen the same with her on other sites. I wish you’d include an image with each of your posts so I could share it on my Pinterest Boards. You are always covering important issues and I have a ton of cat (rights) loving friends on that site I know from no where else. The site is image/video posts only. An amazing way to communicate.

    • Hi Dan, thanks for the comment. Good idea about a special department. We are bit disorganised here! As to Helmi, her pictures should only be seen on her site, breeder sites where she has photographed the breeder’s cats and on PoC. Lots of immoral people have stolen her pics from PoC and I struggle to prevent it.

      I don’t think I can illustrate every post with a Helmi picture because some post are critical of certain aspects of the cat world and I don’t want to hurt Helmi or the owner of the cat by being associated with what I say. Also a beautiful purebred cat is not relevant to a story about animal cruelty or rescue etc.

      There are video/image only sites. They are successful but I don’t think I should do that as my niche is different. I try and publish a picture a day in addition to the more serious articles. I tend to prefer the serious questioning articles rather than funny cat pic stuff which is boring after a while.

      Thanks for your thoughts though.

      • Yeah, I see there are often videos, etc. to use to post Pins on Pinterest. I am just going back and looking over the comments and there some really topical, well written blogs here. I am so lucky I found this blog.

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