Scarlet the cat and her five kittens lived in Brooklyn in an abandoned garage that people illegally used as a crack house. On 30 March 1996, unfortunately, a huge fire covered the garage and Scarlet, and her kittens had almost died, but Scarlet couldn’t let that happen, so she carried her kittens outside to safety one by one. She entered the building five whole times to save her babies.
The fire was brought under control by The New York City Fire Department immediately after which, David Giannelli, one of the firefighters, saw mama Scarlet saving her babies.
During this process, however, her facial hair, her ears, and her paws were severely burned. Her eyes were so blistered; she couldn’t open them. She looked miserable.
The firefighters immediately took the little feline family to the vet at North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, New York. They were all treated with love and care. Sadly, after a month of treatment, one kitty couldn’t make it because of a virus. Nevertheless, all the other cats were treated well. After about three months of treatment, they finally recovered and were ready to find forever homes.
Mama Scarlet, after saving her children’s life and living with her adoptive family in Brooklyn, passed on 15 October 2008.
Her story had become popular back in 1996 and touched the hearts of many humans. She deserves to live in everyone’s hearts and never be forgotten.