UPDATE 10:19 P.M. – 6 News has confirmed that all the animals in the home survived with minor or no injuries.

The home belonged to a volunteer of Saved By Zade, an animal rescue organization that works with mid-Michigan animal rescue groups, such as Constellation Cat Cafe in East Lansing.

The founder of Saved By Zade, Jodi Schader, was at the home at the time of the fire and confirmed that every human was safe as well.

“The owners [of the home] have been long time, experienced volunteers with the organization that advocates feline overpopulation and humane treatment of cats,” Saved By Zade said in a press release.

The homeowner was fostering three 3-4 month old kittens and six bottle-baby kittens at the time of the fire. A few kittens were taken in by Constellation Cat Cafe after the fire.


DELHI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLNS) Mid-Michigan fire departments rescued a woman’s kittens from a fire in Delhi Township on Wednesday.

First responders were notified of a house fire at 7:18 p.m. on Heather Haven Drive.

Lansing and Delhi Fire Departments arrived on scene and rescued pets from the home, including kittens.

A ladder truck from Mason was also dispatched but was sent back as it was unneeded.

The fire caused extensive damage to the home’s garage. The cause is still under investigation.

Correction: This story initially stated the house was in Delta Township. It is in Delhi Township.