Four kittens rescued by firefighters from a controlled fire, so young their eyes were still closed, have recovered from minor burns and will be up for adoption soon, according to a pet adoption and rescue group called Pet Paw-See.
The singed kittens, now 5 weeks, were born in the wild and just seven days old when firefighters heard meows and snatched them from beneath a tree stump — and certain death.
“They’re adorable,” said Rosanne Mares of Paw-See, a not-for-profit that rescues cats and dogs and traps feral cats.
Mares, who’s caring for the animals until they’re old enough for permanent homes, said the kittens probably were born around April 21.
On April 28, Paw-See received a call from Best Friends Animal Hospital. A fireman with the Gore Hill Volunteer Fire Department had brought in four burned kittens the previous night.
“Their eyes were still closed and their umbilical chords still were attached,” Paw-See’s Mares said.