March/April 1996 - It was a story that touched the hearts of people throughout the world.
A mother cat pulled her five kittens to safety from a blazing abandoned building in Brooklyn (USA), badly scorching herself. One kitten, weakened by smoke inhalation, died of a virus. Her four remaining 4-week-old kittens recuperated with her at an animal clinic.
The burnt out remains of the derelict building.
With her eyes blistered shut, her paws burned and her coat singed, the cat nicknamed Scarlett for her patches of red fur darted into the flames and pulled out her kittens, one by one. Once all the kittens had been rescued, their mother conducted a head count, touching each kitten with her nose to make sure they were all there.............
Read more about it here....
Scarlett - Cat of the Century
Poem: Scarlett - A Feline Heroine