NOFD revives lifeless kitten with special oxygen mask

Published: Jul. 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 16, 2015 at 6:04 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A lifeless cat was pulled from a small kitchen fire in the Seventh Ward. He was quickly revived thanks to an oxygen mask specially designed for dogs and cats.

"I guess he has eight more lives," said Doug Cardinale with the New Orleans Fire Department.

The fire broke out around noon Wednesday in the 1220 block of Columbus Street. The fire was small, according to the New Orleans Fire Department, but almost claimed the life of a house cat.

Three cats were in the home when the fire broke out. Two were able to escape without harm.

Crews arriving on the scene found a third cat lifeless in a hallway near the flames, according to Cardinale. The cat was quickly removed from the home and placed on oxygen. Within minutes, the cat was revived.

Cardinale states the cat was returned to its owner and he believed the feline is in good health.

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