Robbin Schwartz is singing the praises of the FDNY after firefighters rescued her beloved ten-year-old tabby, Charlotte, from the raging fire in her East Village apartment building early yesterday.

“My baby!” cried 48-year-old Schwartz as a firefighter emerged from the conflagration holding Charlotte.

“I was so worried,” she said. “Her companion just died before Thanksgiving. I didn’t want to lose her, too.”

It took more than 100 firefighters to bring the early morning fire under control.

[SOURCE: New York Daily News]