More information about Edna, the fire station cat who was recently evicted from the only home she’s ever known

More information about Edna, the fire station cat who was recently evicted from the only home she’s ever known has come to light. Edna was a comforting presence at San Francisco Fire Department #49 until her eviction on Monday.

Edna has a new home (Instagram)
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The complaint came from within

According to a February 11 article by KPIX5,

“KPIX has learned that the complaint came from inside the building. Photos purportedly show a box of sterile paramedic gloves partially clawed open.  They came from someone who said the cat complaint was filed, in part, as retaliation for alleged “unfair treatment” on the job.”

Since the complaint came from within, information won’t be released to the public as it’s considered a Human Services issue and those issues are kept confidential.

A former employee who helped make Edna comfortable at Station 49 speaks out

WVTM13 spoke with Irene Ybarra, the paramedic in charge of EMS logistics at Station 49 until June 2017,

“When I was at Station 49 I developed the medical supply in such a way that Edna was not able to get into the clean room. The items are usually boxed up, and it’s not something [Edna] is usually in the habit of getting on top of. She had her own specific spot, a box with blanket in it. Edna has never been a issue.”

Irene, who now lives in Washington State, had plans to adopt Edna on her retirement. That didn’t happen. Irene says she could offer the evicted kitty a forever home in a few months.

Edna is in a safe place but it may not work out

When Edna was evicted members of the station reached out to the SFGate asking the news media to get the word out that Edna only had until Monday to find a new home or animal control would be called in.

“Nobody adopted Edna, the person who took her home today has two dogs and two cats at home already so this is not the ideal situation,” she said. “She is still working to try to figure out [where Edna will go]. Ideally I would still like to be the one who adopts her, but that’s going to be a couple of more months.”

Cat advocates are stepping up from all over the country offering Edna a good home. I have the feeling this is a story that will stay in the news awhile. Especially since Edna has gained a loyal following on Instagram. The grand total tonight tops 36,000 followers!

To be continued

I’ll continue to follow Edna’s story and post updates as needed. Below are a few articles to bring you up to speed on her heartbreaking eviction. As one person commented, “whoever reported this I hope karma hits them slooowwwwly over time.”

Please feel free to add any information I’ve missed. Edna is definitely the most famous cat in the U.S. this week.

Social media 9-1-1: Cat advocates are banding together to save San Francisco fire station cat who received a ‘complaint’ and is being ‘evicted’

Edna the cat has been adopted: Member of the facility took her home after eviction went forward

3 thoughts on “More information about Edna, the fire station cat who was recently evicted from the only home she’s ever known”

  1. I think firefighters generally (usually) have a special affinity for cats, as they tend to save many of them from burning buildings and from being stuck up trees. Many are the videos I’ve seen of them carrying them from a fire and giving oxygen. So I bet the complainer was some young testosterone riddled firefighter who couldn’t leave his macho attitude toward cats out of the fire house. That or an EMT who has an extreme cleanliness compulsion and thinks cats are dirty.

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  2. “KPIX has learned that the complaint came from inside the building. Photos purportedly show a box of sterile paramedic gloves partially clawed open. They came from someone who said the cat complaint was filed, in part, as retaliation for alleged “unfair treatment” on the job.”

    Thank you for following and updating Edna’s story, Elisa. Edna should be allowed to return to her home at SF Station #49. And for the cruel person who used Edna to vent his or her rage…karma will return to you. Sending prayers for Edna. 😠😭😿☯️☮️🙏💜💜🐾🗝️

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