Friday, December 13, 2013

Firefighters Saving Animals

Do firefighters rescue cats stuck in trees? As a general rule, no (but there are always exceptions to any rule). Based on the lack of cat skeletons found in trees, it's widely assumed that cats find their own way down when they get hungry or cold enough.

Recently some Arizona firefighters helped out a kitty with its head stuck in a dog food can. According to, a couple of women found the cat blindly wandering into traffic. They brought it to the fire station, where firefighters cut off the can. Read the full story here.

This is not an unusual occurrence. When people need help of any kind, they usually call on the fire department. Firefighters regularly save animals of all species from fires, traffic accidents, and other hazardous situations. Kittens, mice and rats, a dog, a horse, a squirrel, and a hamster are among my personal career saves. The Colorado Springs Fire Department has even been called a few times to assist the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo with injured large animals such as giraffes. 

Being a firefighter may not always be exciting, but it's always interesting.

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