(South King Fire & Rescue)
AUBURN, Wash. – South King Fire & Rescue crew members adopted a litter of abandoned cats left outside their Auburn fire station.
According to the department, on April 7, neighbors found two cats and three kittens left outside South King Station 65, which officials say is undergoing renovations and is currently unstaffed. . They took care of the cats that night, then brought them to Station 64 the next day.
It turned out that the station crew that day were avid cat lovers and decided to adopt them.
The cats were checked for microchips and previous owner information, but nothing came up. Lt. Hoag and crew members Dubois, McPherson and Shelden took the kittens – Chewpawcca, Marco, Martina, Dark Kittyous and Fergie – to their forever homes.
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But the story does not end there.
Hoag’s cat was able to feed and care for another litter of abandoned kittens found in Yelm. These kittens — Eloise, Moose and Gandalf — are about four weeks old now and will be heading to their forever homes at the end of May, according to the department.
South King Fire & Rescue urges people to always reach out to animal services first, but says they are always ready to direct people to the right resources.
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This story, they say, was just a happy coincidence!