A group of firefighters in Manitoba, Canada were surprised one snowy winter day to see a kitten peering in at them through the fire station window, requesting admittance. Knowing it was too cold outside for a cat to survive for long, they brought her inside for shelter.
The kitten was amiable and immediately settled into her new warm surroundings, winning over everyone in the firehouse with her abundant charm as she gave everyone a taste of her affectionate greetings. Her new friends named her “Ember” and took her for a visit to the vet to rule out any serious health issues.
Aside from mild frostbite to her ear tips from her time in the snow, Ember checked out healthy. One of the firefighters posted about her on Facebook, but when no one stepped up in recognition of the little cat, she was returned to the vet for her vaccinations and ear mite treatment.
As much as the firefighters wanted to let their furry friend hang around the station and be their firehouse mascot, the unfortunate truth was that the station was not manned full time and she would be left alone too much. They knew she deserved a loving home and a family to adore her. The firefighters were successful in their mission and now Ember has a family and home where she is cherished.