Firefighters at Columbus Fire and EMS will receive PETA's Compassionate Fire Department Award for their rescue of four kittens from a collapsed garage.
Columbus Fire and EMS will receive a framed certificate and thank you card signed by PETA staffers.
Firefighters from Station 6 responded to an early morning garage fire and hearing the kittens mewing directed their hoses toward the sounds in an effort to put out that part of the fire first.
Later, they were able to dig thekittens out from the rubble. they were rushed to the home of firefightert Ashely Thompson whose wife cleaned and bottle-fed the kittens.