Last February, a house was engulfed in flames in Saskatoon, a town in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada.
While he was busy filming the firefighters put out the flames, Christian Canfield, a resident of the town, noticed a sombre figure approaching him in tiny bounds in the snow and emitting high pitched cries.
Source: Youtube/Christian Canfield
To his surprise, it was a tiny cat, slightly burnt who was looking for help. Immediately, Christian took him in his arms and brought him to a fireman.
Once the residents of the building were safe, and the fire was put out, the animal was taken to a veterinarian who treated the burns to his nose, paws and ears.
Source: Saskatoon SPCA
The SPCA in Saskatoon, equivalent to the ASPCA in the U.S., immediately took in little Scarlett, who was named after Scarlett O’Hara, the leading lady of Gone With the Wind. One of the explained:
I’ve spent a few weeks with little Scarlett, and can sincerely say she is one of the most affectionate and cuddly kittens we’ve ever met, despite her extensive burn injuries.
Source: Saskatoon SPCA
Two months after her surprising rescue, the little kitten has transformed and is in great shape. Her injuries have healed, and she was recently reunited with Christian, the man who saved her.
Touched by the courage and perseverance of the animal, he declared:
I would love to adopt her, but I’ve already got three other cats and a dog.
Scarlett is still looking for a family to offer her all the love, attention and care that she needs after this trauma. Despite what she has faced, she’s ready to bring happiness to anyone who opens their home to her. You can find out more about how to adopt her, here.
Source: CBC News
Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.
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