Beloved “Fire Cat” Thrown Out of Her Station Due to “Malicious” Complaint

Beloved "Fire Cat" Thrown Out of Her Station Due to "Malicious" Complaint
Source: Instagram/fire_cat_edna

Staff at a fire station in San Francisco are distraught after their cherished “fire cat” was booted out by administrators.

The fire cat, real name Edna, arrived at Station 49 five years ago, when she was still a tiny kitten. The team at the department’s Ambulance Deployment Facility took in the feral furbaby, until she became a fully-fledged member of the crew.

“We take her to the vet now, give her treats and she calls our station home now,” employees told local newspaper SFGate.

“As I’m sure you can imagine, our jobs are very, very stressful. A lot of us see Edna as our little stress unit.”

Unfortunately, the department were recently sent an anonymous complaint about Edna, claiming she “comprised the sterility” of the “medical supplies, equipment and pharmaceuticals” held there.

As a result, the beloved fire cat has been ordered out of her adopted home.

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Cuddles with one of my favs????

A post shared by Edna SFFD Stn 49 EMS Cat (@fire_cat_edna) on

Now, the team at Station 49 have began a social media campaign in the hopes of keeping their cat. As well as contacting SFGate, they created the hashtag #ednastays on Edna’s Instagram profile.

And the story seems to have touched the hearts of San Francisco, with fans of fire cat using social media to convince administrators to let her stay.

Including other fire stations and their own adorable fire cats

Still, despite their efforts, Edna was removed from Station 49 on Monday. The team say that she has fortunately been adopted by a member of staff as a pet.

“She has somewhere to go now but it just sucks to uproot a once feral cat from her home of five years, and one that she could come and go as she pleased, but chose to stay with unlimited 24/7 loving from 200+ amazing EMS members,” Station 49 said on Instagram.

“All this over an ‘anonymous’ complaint that was made with malicious intent.”

Godspeed fire cat!

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Sophie Lloyd

Sophie is a cute feminist butterfly navigating the world one kitty meme at a time, or at least that’s how her best friend described her when she asked for help writing this bio. She likes cheese and one day hopes to be the proud owner of a corgi. For more of her random ramblings, follow her on Twitter/Instagram @_sophofbread.


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