Firefighters Respond to Fire Alarm at Shelter Discover Cat Triggered It

first_img ‘Chonky’ 26-Pound Cat Goes Viral Online, Receives Potential AdoptersCat Gets Stuck in Washing Machine for 35-Minute Cycle Stay on target A mischievous cat may have been calling for her own “rescue.” Firefighters in Idaho responded to a fire alarm at an animal shelter on Friday, only to discover that a stray cat taken in by the shelter earlier that day had triggered the call.“[The day] started off as a normal day at our shelter when suddenly the fire alarm sounded around 12:30pm,” the Idaho Humane Society in Boise posted on Facebook. “We hadn’t scheduled a drill, so we were all scratching our heads wondering what was happening?”center_img The shelter said firefighters arrived on the scene and assessed the facility. After giving the all-clear and escorting everyone back to the building, staff realized that the alarm came from the cat holding room where one black-and-white stray cat was “hanging  out” on a rolling cart.“This sweet feline had been rolled a bit too close to the fire alarm pull and took advantage of this opportunity to hail for am imminent rescue,” the shelter said.Staff joked that because cats have a special bond with firefighters, it could have been calling for a “special someone” to bring her home as if she had been stuck in a tree.“Or perhaps she wanted to bring more attention to her feline friends who are waiting to be adopted into their forever homes,” the shelter said.More on’s What Happened When Researchers Attached Cameras to 16 Cats Here Are Vintage Photos of Cats Doing Human ThingsCat Gets Stuck in Washing Machine for 35-Minute Cyclelast_img read more