Firefighters at the Steinbach Fire Department in central Canada received a surprise visit from someone late last month on a chilly and snowy evening. Nobody was expecting it!
A chilly stray kitten was peering through the station window in desperation. The on-duty firefighters leaped into action as she attempted to enter the facility for warmth.
The cat was asking for help.
“I was walking and noticed her at the window. A member of the department went outside and she came right to them,” Kelvin Toews, the fire chief, recalled the moment she first saw the cat.
The kitten had been loitering there since it lacked a place to call home. They invited her inside since they couldn’t leave her out in the freezing weather.
The cat settled in without much delay.
She was filthy and starving, but she was really grateful to be in a warm, secure place. The calico showered her human pals with love, winning their hearts right away.
In order to provide her with a warm place to stay while he started looking for her owner, Toews, who has four cats, volunteered to take her home.
They instantly fell in love with the feline.
They gave her the name Ember and took her to the veterinarian the next day. The kitten was in decent condition aside from slight frostbite on the ends of her ears.
When they posted her on Facebook and nobody claimed Ember, they were quick to ensure that she was just fine. She was given a vaccination and her ear mites were also addressed.
It turned out that Ember was just the sweetest.
She was enthralled with everyone’s attention and couldn’t get enough of their pets and cuddles.
Despite as much they would like Ember to be their station cat, they know that a kitten like her needs a lot of care and a family to adore her.
The fire department is not ideal for her.
“Steinbach does not have a full-time fire department so the station is not continuously staffed,” they shared. “Unfortunately the station can go days without someone being there.”
The firemen decided to assist their kitty companion get the devoted home she so well deserves. She was taken into the care of someone who fosters cats.
She was also given a nice bath and she just smelled divine!
She returned to the veterinarian to get spayed. She recovered quite well and immediately returned to being the loving and lively animal she always was.
Ember is now prepared to begin a brand new chapter in her life. She will be a fantastic friend that showers you with attention and hugs all the time. And as expected, she found her forever home in no time!
“She’s found a nice spot to call her own and has really made this home. I cannot believe how well-behaved she is – exactly what we’ve been looking for,” her new family remarked.
Check out the video below to see Ember’s beautiful story.
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