17 cats killed by a fire. Could they have been saved?

Cat hotel where 17 cats perished by smoke inhalation from smoke from another area of a mall

Once again, there is a story about cats being killed in a fire and I always notice that under these circumstances people are rarely killed. The people get out, but the cats don’t. In this instance a cat hotel (boarding cattery) was situated in a mall in Los Angeles. A part of the mall …

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Do cat rescue operations in residential homes have to comply with higher fire regulation standards?

House fire

I am seeing too many stories of rescue cats dying in fires in the US. These are cats housed in someone’s home and the home is doubling up as a rescue facility. And I ask if under these circumstances the home owner, who is a cat rescuer, is obliged to comply with specified, manadatory …

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Missing elderly firehouse cat from Virginia found four miles from home

This is the happy ending story of an elderly firehouse cat who went missing in Rockingham County, Virginia and was later found. Fred is the official “mascot” for McGaheysville Volunteer Fire Company. He’s a special part of the department (everyone knows cats are such good moral boosters) and has even been on calls with …

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Kitten flushed down toilet by 2-year-old is rescued by Kansas fire department

Your happy ending story this week comes out of Ford County, Kansas and is brought to you courtesy of Ford County Fire & EMS(FCFD). What started off as an interesting rescue call turned into a life or death rescue of a three-week-old kitten, who was flushed down a toilet by a two-year-old. FCFD was …

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