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Firefighters Rescue Trapped Kitten

All firefighters get cats out of trees, but Huntsville firefighters get cats out of glove boxes. 

When Sarah Ruff found a black kitten on the side of the road, she picked it up and put it in her car. Soon enough, the mischievous little cat found his way to her glove box, then crawled behind that, close to where the engine would be. 

At first, Sarah thought she lost the kitten, but after looking for the cat for a few hours, she realized what happened. She drove to a fire station where firefighters took the radio out of her car to rescue the kitten. 

“They went way beyond their job description to help me save money for a mechanic as well as to help save that little guy,” Sarah said. “I just think they deserve to be mentioned here as real heroes.”

The kitten, now named Loki, is thought to be about six weeks old.  

If you want to fight fires and rescue kittens, Huntsville Fire and Rescue is looking for new recruits. You can apply online here. 

About the author


Jessie Harbin

Jessie lives in Meridianville with her husband, baby and four dogs. She thrives on chaos, and loves finding good news stories where you least expect them.

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