Last Updated on: February 16, 2019 by Ingrid King
This week’s biggest news story in the cat world involved a tortie: Edna had called San Francisco’s Fire Station 49 home for the past four years, providing purrs, cuddles and stress relief for the first responders at the station. After an anonymous complaint last week, the fire department ordered Edna removed because ” the cat in the facility compromised the sterility of supplies, equipment and pharmaceuticals used on patients.” The decision unleashed a firestorm (pardon the pun) of outrage across multiple social media platforms. As of this writing, Edna is living with one of the first responders, but San Francisco’s fire commissioner has asked the department to reconsider the decision. To keep up to date on Emma’s fate, follow her on Instagram.
If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we talked about the importance of caring for your cat’s teeth, on Tuesday, we reviewed the gorgeous Catit Vesper Cabana, on Wednesday, we reviewed some fantastic toys from Dezi & Roo, on Thursday, we celebrated Valentine’s Day, and on Friday, we reviewed When You Love a Cat.
The kitty in today’s video is doing an excellent job organizing her human’s bathroom – enjoy!
Have a great weekend!
Photo via @fire_cat_edna Instagram
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.