Scarlett - A Feline Heroine
A Tribute to Scarlett, the Brooklyn calico who rescued her five four week old kittens from a fiercely burning building on 30th March 1996.
Scarlett on her way to recovery.
Why is Everybody So Surprised That I Saved My Furry Five?
Why is everyone so surprised
that I saved my furry five;
that in spite of pain and danger
I brought them out alive?
True my eyes were barely open
but I heard their frantic wails;
through smoke and flames I saw
scorched ears and burning tails.
Every trip was a burdened choice
but I could make no other.
The rescuers have called me cat...
but I am also "mother."
Author - Rosemary Asmussen
Scarlett with her new mum Karen W.