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'Glinda,' the cat resuscitated by Glendale firefighters, is adopted

March 12, 2013
  • Glinda recuperates in an intensive care oxygen chamber at TLC Pet Medical Center in South Pasadena in February.
Glinda recuperates in an intensive care oxygen chamber… (Raul Roa/Staff…)

A 12-year-old cat that was resuscitated by Glendale firefighters during an apartment fire last month is now an orphan.

[Updated 5:30 p.m.: At about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, the cat, Glinda, was adopted from the Pasadena Humane Society.

Ricky Whitman, a spokeswoman for the shelter, said she was unsure whether the new owners had read about her plight. Even so, "She's on her way home," Whitman said.]

The owners of the black cat, which was found unconscious during the Feb. 18 blaze at the Fort Dearborn Home complex on West Doran Street, did not come forward to claim her, despite, according to fire officials, being contacted.

The cat – described as having golden eyes and being “highly socialized” – was revived when firefighters administered oxygen atop a nearby car.

After recuperating from smoke inhalation
in an oxygen chamber, the cat – which has been dubbed “Glinda” – was held at the Pasadena Humane Society.

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“We waited for her owners, but no one has come forth,” said Ricky Whitman, a spokeswoman for the shelter.

The shelter follows a 10-day “stay period” while officials wait for owners to claim animals before putting them up for adoption.

Whitman said Glinda enjoys people and appears to have been well cared for by her previous owners.

“She is just lovely,” Whitman said. “She would love to spend her senior years getting sun on someone’s sofa.”

-- Kelly Corrigan, Times Community News

Follow Kelly Corrigan on Twitter: @kellymcorrigan

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