A cat is credited for saving a family’s home from fire. Mr. Meowy is the hero in this story. He is a foster cat taken in by the Rinauro family of Jones County, Mississippi. “Sal Rinauro, 30, describes himself as someone who isn’t an animal person. Reluctantly, he and his wife, Kayti, decided to take in a foster cat… from animal rescue group Macon Purrs N’ Paws. But their 7-year-old son, Brendon, convinced them,” reported The Telegraph.
Brendon fell in love with the white cat and begged for him to stay. The family then brought him into their foster home, but what they didn’t know was that Mr. Meowy returned their kindness by saving their home.
It was a Sunday, Sal and Brendon left home for a Super Bowl party. Kayti and her 2-year-old son, Jacob also were headed to the grocery store. But as Kayti was about to leave, she “remembered she had forgotten to leave a light on for the cat,” so she went back inside only to find out Mr. Meowy, normally a quiet cat who hardly purrs or meows much, meowing aloud from Brendon’s room. It immediately alerted Kayti and she decided to check on him.
“She smelled smoke and found Mr. Meowy in the room where a small pillow had fallen from Brendon’s bunk bed and landed on an Atlanta Braves night light.” (The Telegraph) The pillow just started to burn. Thanks to Mr. Meowy, a potential house fire was prevented.
“We were not necessarily looking to adopt, but my son and Mr. Meowy connected immediately. We were just going to foster him for a little while. Now, he’s not going anywhere,” said the family.
Mr. Meowy saved the house Sal’s grandmother passed down, and also turned Sal into an animal person. Mr. Meowy and Brendon have been inseparable since day one. He became a little guardian angel for his little human friend. It is like his way of telling Brendon “Thank you for taking me into your home.”
Brendon begged to foster Mr. Meowy the cat…
Mr. Meowy returned their kindness by saving their family’s home from fire
Little Molly the cat somehow managed to sneak out of her home on a Friday night last December in Bourne, Lincolnshire and climbed all the way up to the top of a house. Once she got on to the roof, she wasn’t able to get down.
A person spotted the kitten and started getting very concerned. “… the little kitten was being dive-bombed by some magpies and crows,” RSPCA reported. They contacted RSPCA, but Molly was too far up for Animal Welfare Officer Becky Harper to reach.
This is when window cleaner Nick Glover came to the rescue. Nick got a call and arrived within 10 minutes and jumped into action immediately.
Becky said via RSPCA: “He then climbed up his ladder and gently picked up little Molly and carried her back down to safety where she was reunited with her owner. She was a little cold and hungry but apart from that fine, I just hope this experience puts her off climbing on to roofs in the future – although it’s still a bit of a mystery how she managed to get up there considering how tiny she is.”
Nick gave his time to save the kitten free of charge. “He saved calling the fire brigade out and it is great that this had a happy ending,” Becky added.
There are so many stories about people who would risk their life to save a little furry friend. These heroes deserve our recognition for protecting not only our lives but also the lives of little felines.