GLENDALE (CBSLA.com) — Home video Monday captured the frantic scene at a Glendale apartment complex as a fire ripped through the building.
No one was injured, but firefighters rescued a furry little feline from the blaze.
“To me it appeared to be lifeless, unresponsive. It was described as a wet rag hanging from this firefighter’s arms,” Glendale Bat. Chief Vince Rifino said.
The cat is now resting comfortably at the Pasadena Humane Society, but saving her was no easy feat.
First responders used a mini oxygen mask fitted to slip over a small snout to revive the cat.
“The cat was not breathing and we were able to bring her back, and had they waited any longer, who knows what would have happened,” Ricky Whitman of the Pasadena Humane Society said.
Once Glendale firefighters rescued the cat, it was brought to a 24-hour animal hospital in Pasadena and kept in an oxygen chamber for more than a day and a half.
“I don’t remember a case like this. I have been here almost 15 years and this is the first one I remember,” Whitman said.
The 12-year-old black cat described as cuddly and content, is just waiting for her owner to come forward and claim her, so she can see what the rest of her nine lives have in store.
“Her family hasn’t come forward,” Whitman said. “She’s clearly an owned cat. She’s an indoor cat and we’d love to return her to her home.”