Kittens Brought Back To Life After IHOP Fire

Some kittens were found next to a restaurant that burned down hours before, and rescuers were able to bring them back to life.

By DAVID on April 26, 2018
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Some kittens born next to an IHOP a week before the restaurant caught fire were brought back to life. A really great story to read, and we thought it would brighten your day just a little.

The kittens, named Lazarus and Zuko, were born in the bushes next to an IHOP restaurant in Virginia. There were a total of 4 kittens, but unfortunately only 2 of the 4 were able to be saved. Firefighters were working on the fire when a resident came forward to mention the kittens, saying she saw them born just a week earlier. A cat rescue group was notified (Billy the Kidden Rescue), and volunteers with the group were able to find the kittens. “With the blankets and the towels we had them wrapped up. We were rubbing their bodies with our thumbs on their chest and then every so often we would blow into their mouths to try and give them some air,” said volunteer Olivia Beaudette.

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There’s no word on the cause of the fire, but the restaurant was totally lost. The kittens were found after the fire, dead, cold, and wet. A little extra good news – the mother cat was found too. She is alive and well with her two kittens now, ready for adoption. See some pictures and video, and a little more on the story here.

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