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A tiny kitten trapped inside a wall was saved by a firefighter who developed such a bond with little rescue. She decided she had to adopt him.

Tara Holcomb with the Mount Dora Fire Department responded to a call about the confined kitten.

“My hand landed on a little ball of fur with a thin tail, and my first thought was that I had grabbed a rat!” Holcomb told The Dodo. “After reminding myself that I was already holding it, I pulled out this tiny, precious kitten.”

After the rescue, she handed the kitten over to the homeowners who fed the kitten and hoped the mother would return. But the mother never returned. “Holcomb checked back with the homeowners who stated the kitten was recovering, but that they were unable to keep it.” (Orlando Sentinel)

“That little kitten was all I could think about the rest of the night at work,” she said, “and I even thought of a perfect name: Wall-E.”

So the next day, she returned to the homeowners and asked if the kitten still needed a home. They said she could have the kitten if she wanted.

“I immediately turned around and headed home with the little guy sleeping in my lap, nestled inside a sock,” she said.

Firefighter Tara Holcomb rescued this little kitten twice. First by saving him from being trapped in a wall…

Florida firefighter rescues tiny kitten trapped in wall Wall-E

Look how tiny he is!

Florida firefighter rescues tiny kitten trapped in wall Wall-E

Second by giving him a forever loving home!

Florida firefighter rescues tiny kitten trapped in wall Wall-E

“Our animals seem to have found us, each in their own way, and we are grateful to be able to give them happy homes. In return, they give us more love than we could ever ask for!” said Tara.

Florida firefighter rescues tiny kitten trapped in wall Wall-E

Photos by Tara Holcomb.

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It was below freezing temperature when a fire broke out in Lexington, KY. Prissy the cat escaped the burning house and was comforted by a firefighter who used a pet oxygen mask to help her feel better.

Firefighter AJ Johnson held Prissy in his arms while gently applying the oxygen mask on the cat to help her to counter the effects of smoke inhalation from the fire.

Prissy is said to have escaped the fire on her own before receiving care and help from firefighters. “Thank God everybody got out; nobody got hurt,” Verdis Pennginton said. “I just appreciate everything everybody has done. I thank God for the fire department. They have a hard job; they do a good job.”

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Firefighters rescue multiple dogs and cats as flames gut Lexington house

Firefighters rescue multiple dogs and cats as flames gut Lexington house

Firefighters rescue multiple dogs and cats as flames gut Lexington house

Firefighters rescue multiple dogs and cats as flames gut Lexington house

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Source: kentucky.com.

A fire and rescue crew from Forest Grove Fire saved a tiny kitten that was buried in a large pile of yard debris, but the story didn’t just end there.

Crews received a call on Wednesday from a resident who believed she heard meows coming from the 20-by-20 foot pile.

They worked for about 45 minutes of searching and cutting through vines, hedge trimmings and a Christmas tree before finding the kitten that had likely been abandoned and managed to pull the kitten out to safety.

Captain Tony Carter took the frightened kitten to a local vet for evaluation. After Carter told his wife about the rescue and showed her a photo of the little furry one, they knew right then that they were going to adopt the kitty.

“I wasn’t really looking for another cat,” he said. “But it was a hard thing to pass up.”

A tiny 4 week old kitten was rescued from a pile of yard debris.

Forest Grove firefighter to adopt kitten he helped rescue from large yard debris pile

Captain Tony Carter and his crew worked for about 45 minutes to find the kitten and got the little one out to safety.

Forest Grove firefighter to adopt kitten he helped rescue from large yard debris pile

 

He took the kitten to a local vet for evaluation. When he shared the rescue story with his family, they knew right then that they were going to adopt him.

Forest Grove firefighter to adopt kitten he helped rescue from large yard debris pile

Photos by Forest Grove Fire. Source: Oregonlive.

Galesburg firefighter Ben Gleason holds a cat rescued after the department extinguished a structure fire Tuesday at 34 N. Pearl St. on Tuesday afternoon. They dubbed the kitty ‘Cinders.’

Firefighter Ben Gleason rescued a cat from a house fire and dubbed the kitty ‘Cinders.’ He holds him in his arms with a towel to provide some very needed comfort and love.

Cat rescued from house fire on Pearl Street

Fire fighter captain Scott Benson trying to contain the fire and save lives.

Cat rescued from house fire on Pearl Street

Cinders is in good hands now.

Cat rescued from house fire on Pearl Street

Source: The Register Mail. Also seen on Real Men Are Kind to Animals.

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A firefighter documented an incredible rescue of a kitten that was barely clinging to life from a burning house. When they found the kitten lying hopelessly on the floor, they picked it up and immediately started life-saving treatment according to kfvs12.

“I looked down, and you can actually see the cat shining in the spotlight of my flashlight, and I looked back, and that’s when I saw the cat and grabbed him,” said Firefighter Cory Kalanick.

He took the kitten out of the house and placed it on his glove to protect the little one from touching the hot asphalt. He used a mask and an oxygen tank to try to revive the lifeless little one.

“Wet rag to cool him down a little bit, he’s actually doing a lot better.” Within 15 minutes, the tiny kitten came back to life.

They named the kitty Lucky.

According to the Central California SPCA, the kitten had reunited with the owners. “(I) really hope that cat is being loved,” Kalanick said.

Watch the rescue video below.

Firefighters spotted a tiny kitten on the floor of a burning house

Firefighter saves kitten's life

The kitten was not moving. They grabbed the little one and immediately provided treatment.

Firefighter saves kitten's life

Firefighter placed the kitten on his glove to prevent hot asphalt while giving the kitty oxygen through a mask.

Firefighter saves kitten's life

He used wet rag and water to cool down the kitten

Firefighter saves kitten's life

Within 15 minutes, the kitten came back to life.

Firefighter saves kitten's life

Firefighter comforting the tiny kitten with a massage

Firefighter saves kitten's life

Watch the rescue:

Source: KFVS12.

Firefighter Dave Thompson was reunited with his missing cat Salem after he went to deal with a garage fire that was half a mile from his home. Salem was standing in the street when he found him.

“We went out earlier this week to deal with a garage fire at a property in Armstrong Way, about five streets away from my home – perhaps half a mile away. The garage was badly damaged. As we were leaving, I saw two cats in the street and realized one of them was Salem. He didn’t want me to pick him up – I was black from the smoke of the fire and I don’t think he recognised me. We got him in the fire engine and went round to my house and handed him to my wife. She was hysterical – overjoyed. She was in tears to have him back,” said Dave.

Salem is a rescue cat they adopted from Blue Cross when he was about two months old. “He went missing last Friday. We searched everywhere and put out a hand reds flyers and put posters up, and contacted the RSPCA and Cat Protection but couldn’t find him anywhere.”

Then on the day of the garage fire, Salem’s distinctive collar caught his eyes and he knew he finally found his beloved cat.

Firefighter Dave Thompson found his lost cat, Salem, when he was called to a garage fire in Rawcliffe, York

firefighter dave reunited with his missing cat Salem

Source: York Press