This week Pets for Life Animal Shelter Inc. at Billinudgel took three tiny kittens into foster care. The kittens, who are just four-weeks-old, were found in a bonfire on a property at Newrybar.
The brave woman who rescued them heard their mewling cries after the mother cat ran out of the lit bonfire. Their rescuer went into the burning pile, found the kittens and pulled them out.
Their fur was on fire but luckily they were only singed because she rolled them in the dirt as she got them out. I don’t think she realised that she risked her life to save them as the bonfire was huge.
The woman was working as a landscaper on the property and had been putting stuff on the fire – the pile of rubbish had been there for some weeks and the cat mum must have though it was a safe place to have her kittens. Unfortunately, since the fire, mum hasn’t been found.
The rescuer’s dog was so lovely ‘fostering’ the babies and was cleaning them up.
Thank goodness for caring people and foster carers. The kittens have had a vet check and been given a clean bill of health. Homes have already been found for two of them and a possible owner for the third one when they’re old enough to leave care.