And then, once the kittens were safely away from the trailer, she died.
“The momma cat drug each one of them out,” said Lori Sayre, office manager at Good Shepherd Veterinary Hospital. “The paramedics said she couldn’t be revived.”
Sayre said the kittens’ mother died of smoke inhalation. It was her understanding that the fire had occurred Monday night.
Boone County firefighters took the kittens back to a firehouse where they gave them oxygen and cleaned them up. Sayre said paramedics contacted the veterinary hospital Tuesday morning and brought them in.
Six became five as one of the paramedics opted to keep one of the six-week-old kittens. The remaining five, three females and two males, are all under observation at the hospital. The kittens are being monitored for smoke-related issues after the fire.
One, an orange tabby male, suffered a broken leg in the ordeal…