Fire crews at Station 49 in San Francisco have been told to get rid of their pet cat after an anonymous complaint, station workers confirmed Sunday.
In a story first reported on SFGate, the station was given a Monday deadline to find a new home for Edna, a feral cat that first appeared at the station four years ago and has since become a part of the station family, according to station employees.
The station, which is the department’s ambulance division, has shared images and stories of Edna via Instagram @fire_cat_edna as well as other social media (#ednastays), and the employees are now asking users for help, with the hope they can persuade their managers to let Edna stay.
The station workers say Edna isn’t around any of the equipment, food or living quarters at the station, and she is fully up to date on her shots and veterinary visits.
The employees have been “asking people to make some noise so we can put up a decent fight to keep one of our valued members,” they said.