An orange tabby cat’s life was saved thanks to an oxygen mask made especially for pets.
The lifeless cat was discovered by the New Orleans Fire Department nearby a residential building fire that started about noon on Wednesday.
Cats rescued by firemen using special oxygen masks
Fifteen inhabitants were evacuated from the building by local authorities, and no one was hurt in the fire.
Two kittens that were stuck in one of the flats, however, suffered from smoke inhalation.
In order to try to revive the suffocating kittens with oxygen, firefighters moved them to street level.
One rescue responder can be seen in the video covering the white kitten’s face with an oxygen mask while petting its head.
The masks are available in a variety of sizes and may also be worn by other animals.
A ginger and white cat that is immobile is also given oxygen while dozing off on a purple sheet.
In an effort to revive it, several firefighters stroked its belly and neck and pumped oxygen into its mouth.
The kitty is heard being questioned by one fireman, “How is it? Feeling better? “
Another firefighter can be seen giving the cat a drink by putting bottled water into his hand.
“I guess he has eight more lives,” said Doug Cardinale of the New Orleans Fire Department,
The two cats are shown in a cat carrier next to one another near the conclusion of the video.
Whether the kittens and their owner have already been reunited is unknown at this time.
According to reports, the flat where the fire originated was totally destroyed and deemed unsuitable for habitation.