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Cat Saved From Fire Thanks to Pet Oxygen Mask

Cat Saved From Fire Thanks to Pet Oxygen Mask

Fire fighters who responded recently to a house ablaze in South Bend, Indiana learned there was a kitty named “Little” inside the burning building. Fortunately, the fire fighters had a few pet oxygen masks (not all fire departments have them) and dashed inside to find Little.

Firemen Troy Platz and Ken Knoell located the black and white cat cowering in a corner and immediately put on the life-saving mask while rushing him back outside.

When Little’s owner, Jocelyn Wallace, saw her beloved cat she ran toward him with her arms outstretched and when Little saw Jocelyn, he did the same. To see the photos that captured their emotional reunion visit the the South Bend Tribune.

After peeking at these moving photos, consider calling your local fire department to see if they have pet oxygen masks for our four-legged friends — or signing this Care2 petition. As noted above, not all fire departments have them. If your fire department is lacking this pet-friendly equipment consider holding a fundraiser to get these life-saving masks in the hands of your first responders.

And let’s not forget to give THREE CHEERS to the firefighters in our communities for all of the incredible and selfless work they do time and time again for those of us in need — pets included.

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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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5:41PM PDT on Sep 27, 2013

I love a happy ending! ^_^

11:47PM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

awesome, it warms my heart that some people care about animals

11:03PM PDT on Sep 22, 2013

Nice to hear.

7:25PM PDT on Sep 10, 2013


4:30AM PDT on Sep 6, 2013

signed, thanks for sharing :)

4:22AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013


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6:34AM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

So touching! Thank you for the heads up on this, I never even thought. Even when I have stickers to let fire fighters know how many furry babies I have in case of an emergency....

6:05AM PDT on Sep 1, 2013


8:54PM PDT on Aug 31, 2013

Never heard of this!
We do have a notice on the front door telling how many animals just in case!
Good firemen here!
Thank You

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