The firefighters at Belmont Fire Department in Greenville, South Carolina, never intended to adopt a cat. In fact, most of them didn’t even think of themselves as cat people. But two years ago, everything changed when engineer Jordan Lide noticed a small, scrawny cat in the grass outside of the station.
“We were out in the bays one evening, decompressing after the end of a shift, and when we started to head in, I saw a small cat in the grass,” Lide told The Dodo. “So I started slowly making my way towards him, and he didn’t run. He was extremely malnourished and skinny as can be.”