(Kitten being saved from the Nordmann Fir Court fire in Stittsville that started on March 26, 2021. Photo: courtesy J. Lalonde)
Firefighters with Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) were busy battling a serious two-alarm house fire in Stittsville late Friday night.
As crews searched the house to ensure all the occupants had escaped, they were able to locate a small kitten. The kitten was promptly reunited with its owners outside of their home.
While the homeowners are surely happy to have been reunited with their kitten, they now face the loss of their home. A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to raise funds in support of the Stittsville family. Anyone interested in helping the family is encouraged to visit their GoFundMe page.
In addition to the weekend rescue of such a small animal, OFS Firefighters worked to save a large workhorse at an agricultural facility on Sunday morning. The horse had gotten stuck in a stable’s narrow passage. OFS crews worked with facility staff and a veterinarian to plan how best to help lift the more than 2,000 lb horse. After an hour of lifting slowly – using multiple pulleys – and coaxing, the horse was freed.