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    Default Firefighters use baby oxygen masks to revive 6 cats overcome by smoke in house blaze



    Paws for breath: A firefighter uses breathing apparatus usually given to babies to revive one of the cats that suffered smoke inhalation in the blaze

    Firefighters used baby oxygen masks to revive six pet cats after the moggies were overcome by smoke when a blaze ripped through a house.

    The crews used breathing apparatus adaptors usually reserved for babies to revive the animals who were found lying unconscious in the smoke-logged building.
    A seventh cat died in the fire which started in the kitchen of the house.
    A spokesman for Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said that crews battled their way into the smoke-filled room to recover the animals.
    'We were told about the cats and ran around the house in the thick smoke trying to locate them all,' he said.
    'Unfortunately, one of them, which had sheltered in the bathroom above the kitchen, was overcome by smoke and died.
    'We took them outside and fitted them with baby oxygen masks.

    'A few of them were unconscious or a little woozy but they soon came around.'

    A multi-plug adapter which overheated was believed to have caused the blaze, which badly damaged the house in High Wycombe.



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    Awww. That is so sweet. I'm glad at least 6 of the 7 kitties made it. These firefighters are awesome

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    How sweet

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    Bless 'em! Stories like this make me cry at the moment.

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    Love how the kittycat looks with a mask on! someone has to make a LOL cat pic from that!

    Yes, love this story. happy endings r the best.

    I also love British nicknames for things like "moggies" or mogwog for cats. so funny!

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    It's nice to hear stories like this. Firefighters who love animals are the best!

    RIP to the little one who didn't make it.

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    What a sweet story. Firefighters are the best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon_b View Post
    A multi-plug adapter which overheated
    Shouldn't that have blown a fuse instead?

    I can haz oxygen kitteh is so cute with his mask on.

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    Firefighters are such heroes!
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    How sweet. I'm glad that most of the kitties were saved.

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    That's cool.

    Several years ago our neighbors house caught on fire. Their lab Daisy was inside. My husband and neighbor broke into the burning house. We knew the dog was inside. When they brought her out the dog was hanging to her last breath. The fire department hadn't arrived. I tried very hard to give the dog mouth to mouth. I know sounds bad, but I went into help mode and didn't care. I could see Daisy barely opening her eyes. She knew I was trying to help her. She put her paw on my shoulder. I really thought she was gonna make it. She didn't. When the firefighters arrived they admonished all of us for trying to save Daisy and called me an idiot for trying to do CPR on her. They even threatened with a citation. Jerks. BUT...when I saw the posted pic my faith in our firefighters was restored.

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    So sweet.
    It really makes me like a man when they are good too animals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quazar View Post
    It's nice to hear stories like this. Firefighters who love animals are the best!

    RIP to the little one who didn't make it.
    those men are true heroes!

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    As if firemen weren't hot enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by olivia720 View Post
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    I also love British nicknames for things like "moggies" or mogwog for cats. so funny!
    Lol, yep, that is a very British thing. One of my cats is actually called Minimogg. It happened after we watched one of the Austin Powers films the day we brought her home and a friend said "He's {Dr Evil} got a Minime and you've got a Minimoggie" and the name just stuck.

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