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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

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

Scarlett with her new mum Karen W.

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