Idaho firefighters respond to fire alarm at animal shelter, discover cat triggered it

Idaho firefighters responded to a fire alarm that went off at an animal shelter and turned out to have been called in by a cat.

It was a normal Friday at the Idaho Humane Society in Boise until the fire alarm sounded and a fire truck quickly arrived, KBOI-TV reports.

After it was determined there was no fire, “we started delving into why the alarm had gone off and discovered that the alarm had been triggered in a very unique place... the cat holding room!” staffers wrote on Facebook. “The offender was a female black and white stray cat that was brought in earlier today.”

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A stray brought in earlier at the Idaho Humane Society animal shelter in Boise called in a fire alarm Friday. 

A stray brought in earlier at the Idaho Humane Society animal shelter in Boise called in a fire alarm Friday.  (Idaho Humane Society)

“This sweet feline had been rolled a bit too close to the fire alarm pull and took advantage of this opportunity to hail for an imminent rescue!” the post said.

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“Of course, cats and firefighters have always had a special bond... so she could have been possibly 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.”