Fresno firefighters save 4 kittens from three-alarm house fire, Cat House steps in for care

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Four kittens were rescued from a three-alarm house fire in Fresno Saturday.

Fresno Fire Department was on scene of a house fire that severely injured a woman, who was reportedly on fire herself.

It happened around 7:30 a.m. near Bond Street and Clinton Avenue in Central Fresno. Investigators are looking into what caused flames to break out.

Inside the home were four kittens, no more than four weeks old, their eyes newly opened. The Cat House on the Kings stepped in to care for and foster the kittens.

“We are very grateful to the caring firefighters for saving these three young lives,” says Cat House spokesperson Beth Caffrey.

“This is the beginning of the kitten season flood so these kittens are extremely fortunate that the firefighters were able to locate them in time to save their lives. Unspayed mother cats will have a litter of kittens in hard to reach locations that can make rescue difficult,” Caffrey explains.

She says a volunteer went back out to the home attempting to find the mother cat.

A clear message: Spay and neuter your pets.

It’s the beginning of kitten season and the Cat House relies solely on donations from the public. If you would like to donate and/or learn more about the rescue, click here.

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