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Kittens Miraculously Survive House Fire, Run Back to Find Their Family


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After a devastating house fire that claimed six lives in Atlanta, Georgia, two kittens miraculously survived.

In the aftermath of the fire a week ago, LifeLine Animal Project spotted two distraught kittens on what was left of a burned mattress in the destroyed home.

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"They belonged to the homeowner, Ernest Eberhardt, known by many as a good Samaritan who helped people in need, and they obviously were missing him very much," Karen Hirsch of LifeLine Animal Project told Love Meow.

"During the fire, a firefighter witnessed one of the kittens run back into the burning house as if she were searching for someone. Miraculously, that kitten survived."

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Neighbors alerted the rescue group that "they saw the two kittens going in and out of what remained of the house all day as if they were frantically looking for someone."

LifeLine Animal Project quickly dispatched help to get the kittens.

Courtesy of LifeLine Animal Project

"A LifeLine Animal Project cat trapper and LifeLine's Fulton County Animal Services Animal Control Officer were able to catch the kittens," Hirsch told Love Meow.

The two kittens are doing well at LifeLine's Fulton County Animal Services shelter. "They are very attached, and need to be adopted together."

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Monty, one of the kittens from the fire, has come out of his shell, but his sister, Libby is still a bit shy and not ready for pictures yet.

Courtesy of LifeLine Animal Project

The two ginger siblings are looking for a forever home together.

The adoption fees for the kittens as well as all the animals at the shelter are being waived at Fulton shelter for the week through March 19th, as LifeLine Animal Project celebrates their third Anniversary and the first county shelter to ever obtain no-kill in the metro Atlanta area.

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