Kittens Abandoned at Fire Station Get Help

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Nine kittens and two cats crammed into one cat carrier and left outside of a fire station are getting help and finding new homes.

Coolbaugh Township volunteer firefighters discovered the kittens and cats in the parking lot of the fire station in their small Pennsylvania community earlier this month, all stuffed into a carrier, with no food or water.

“It was sad to see that somebody would just let something like that go, such a cute little animal and just dump them somewhere,” said Chris Ambrogio of the Coolbaugh Township Volunteer Fire Company.

The firefighters reached out looking for someone to help with the kitties but were turned down by shelters that said they were full. Finally, Creature Comforts Veterinary Service, in Saylorsburg, agreed to help.

“We actually have a little bit of space so we said yes, we would take them, especially because they’re ill. We often take the ones that are sick,” said Creature Comforts Veterinary Service owner Karin-Susan Breitlauch.

Creature Comforts took six of the kitties; five others had already been adopted. The sick kittens were suffering eye infections that are being treated.

“They’re going to get tested for feline leukemia, feline AIDS, they’re going to get vaccinated and they’re going to get treated for their eye infections,” said Breitlauch.

Some of the firefighters say they’re not cat people and have never owned cats, but they were very happy to be able to help the cats and kittens left at the station.

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