Cat news: Cats given oxygen by ‘hero’ firefighters in blazing house fire rescue | UK | News
Firefighters were called to a fire in Leaside, Runcorn at 3:05 p.m. Saturday to deal with a fire on the ground floor of a two-story house.
Everyone in the house survived, including the two house cats who were taken to the vets after being treated with oxygen.
The pictures released yesterday by the Runcorn Fire Station show two firefighters gently rocking the towels wrapped cats with breathing masks on their faces.
The caption read: “Red Watch Runcorn caught a house fire yesterday and rescued two cats from the property. Thanks to our equipment supplied by @helpsmokeypaws and training from the Willows Veterinary Group, we were able to administer oxygen before the cats were taken to the vets. “
The post on Facebook received nearly 500 likes and many members of the public commented on how they celebrate the actions of the firefighters.
One woman said, “Well done and thank you for saving these beautiful little souls.”
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Another said, “Thank you all for saving the lives of these precious kittens. You firefighters are such great people and we are so happy to have you in our lives. “
Another woman said, “Amazing work for everyone involved and a great idea to have the specialized equipment. You rock! “
The pet-friendly equipment was supplied by Smokey Paws and trained by the Willows Veterinary Group.
The incident had been recorded by the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. Four firefighters in breathing apparatus were present to put out the fire. There were also two fire engines there, one from Runcorn and the other from Widnes.
A large fan was used to remove smoke from the property and a thermal imaging camera was checked for hotspots.
The crew was on site for around 90 minutes.