This is the heartwarming moment firefighters revive a woman’s pet cat by giving it oxygen and a chest massage after it was trapped in a blazing block of flats.
The ginger cat was the last living soul found in the building in the city of Volgograd, in south-western Russia’s Volgograd Oblast region, where fire crews fought for four hours to contain the blaze.
The feline was discovered unconscious in a hallway and its seemingly lifeless body was carried outside in the arms of a firefighter.
However, as firemen massaged its chest and then opened the valve on a canister of oxygen close to its mouth, the little animal began to stir.
Firefighters managed to revive a family’s pet cat by giving it oxygen and a chest massage after it was trapped in a blazing block of flats
The ginger cat was found in the building in the city of Volgograd in south-western Russia’s Volgograd Oblast region. Above, the animal is seen being returned to its owner
Its owner broke down with tears of joy when she saw her pet being revived.
The woman, whose name has not been released, could not stop hugging the cat and thanking firemen for their efforts once she had it back in her arms.
She lived in the flat next door to the one where the fire started.
The unnamed woman was overjoyed to be reunited with her pet and could not stop hugging her furry companion
The blaze was so fierce that all residents in that part of the block were evacuated.
Police and fire brigade inspectors are investigating the cause of the fire, which claimed three lives.
Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad, is famous for its resistance during the Battle of Stalingrad, often regarded as the largest and bloodiest battle in the history of warfare, in the Second World War.