Kittens Survive House Fire That Killed Six People


Kitten survives after running back into house fire that killed six. The kitten was found with his sibling on a burnt mattress.

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Monty is one of the 6 month old kittens who survived the house fire.

Good Samaritan and Others Die In House Fire

In the aftermath of the fire on Andrews Street in Atlanta, GA that killed six people a week ago on Monday March 7th, LifeLine Animal Project photographed two distraught kittens found on what was left of a burned mattress in the destroyed home.  They belonged to the homeowner, Ernest Eberhardt, known by many as a good samaritan who helped people in need. Eberhardt and 5 of his guests died in the fire that caused the roof to collapse and sent flames 30 feet into the air according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. And the kittens obviously were missing him very much.

Kitten Frantically Searched For Friend

During the fire, a firefighter witnessed one of the kittens run back into the burning house as if she were searching for her friend.  Miraculously, that kitten survived.
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Neighbors also say they saw the two kittens. They seemed confused and extremely upset by the horrific incident and were seen going in and out of what remained of the house all day as if frantically looking for someone or something.

Kittens Hope To Be Adopted Together

 A LifeLine Animal Project cat trapper and LifeLine’s Fulton County Animal Services Animal Control Officer were able to catch the kittens, and they are now available for adoption at LifeLine’s Fulton County Animal Services shelter.  Employees say the six-month-old kittens are very attached, and need to be adopted together.
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Monty is ready for Adoption
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If interested in adopting these two precious kittens please contact the Fulton County Animal Services.
Fulton County
Animal Services
860 Marietta Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: 404-613-0357

LifeLine Animal Project Celebration Adoptions Promotion

Since LifeLine Animal Project is celebrating our third Anniversary of managing the Fulton shelter this week, and our success at obtaining no-kill levels there, a first for any county shelter in metro Atlanta, adoption fees for the kittens, as well as all animals at the shelter, are being waived at our Fulton shelter for the week.  This FREE adoption promotion will take place through March 19th.

WagBrag’s co-founder, Russ Boles, has a deep history in animal rescue and welfare. For the past 12 years, Russ has served in various roles with Atlanta-based animal advocacy organizations focused on rescue, training and education. In addition, Russ led a local rescue volunteer team into New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, assisting in efforts to rescue and care for stranded animals. This experience changed his life, and animal rescue and advocacy will always be a part of everything he does.