Animal News: Flame The Arson Cat Becomes An Instagram Firehouse Star

Firefighters at the Belmont Fire Station in Greenville, South Carolina, took in a stray cat that has become an Instagram sensation as well as a loving distraction from their difficult and sometimes heart-wrenching jobs. Come meet Flame and prepare to smile.

Flame and The Belmont Fire Station Make Animal News

#1. In Loving Hands

 

Animal News: Flame The Arson Cat Becomes An Instagram Firehouse Star
Photo: WYFF-TV

When the tiny orange and white male tabby kitten wandered into the firehouse, he was malnourished and too small to be vaccinated. At the time, all they could give him was some fried chicken, but two years later, after lots of love and care, Flame has grown into a strong, adorable, healthy and very famous cat who has made animal news headlines. According to Fire Chief Anthony Segars: “I came in one day and I saw the guys playing with this kitten. Now we’ve had dogs and cats wander up here before, but they’re always gone in a day or so. But a few days later … the cat was sleeping in the bay. So I asked the guys, ‘Why is the cat here?’ And they told me, ‘He lives here now.’ “

Flame Has Made Animal News And Becomes a Star

#2. In His Firehat

Animal News: Flame The Arson Cat Becomes An Instagram Firehouse Star  Animal News: Flame The Arson Cat Becomes An Instagram Firehouse Star
Photo: Love Meow

To date, Flame the arson cat has almost 13,000 followers on Instagram in addition to fans all over the Belmont Fire Station where he serves as a very effective therapy cat. Fire chief Segar said: “We see a lot of bad stuff. And it’s like he knows, he can sense, that maybe they aren’t having a good day. And he will just rub up on them and sit in their lap, and be like, I’m here for you.”

Cat Behaviorist Jackson Galaxy of  My Cat From Hell Comes To Meet Flame

If his Internet popularity  and animal news celebrity isn’t enough to go straight to the top of his orange and white adorable head, Flame was also was featured in a recent segment of the popular Animal Planet show, My Cat From Hell, which features cat owners attempting to cope with difficult feline behaviors. At the end of every show is a segment entitled My Cat From Heaven, which highlights special or heroic cats and their humans

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