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Kitty Rescued From Fire

Thanks to GruntDoc for posting a link to a heart warming story of a cat rescued by an EMS team in Britain.  Firefighters and ambulance crews were called to the scene of a house fire, and fortunately found no people inside.  They did, however, find the family pet – suffocating, wet and terrified – and brought the poor cat out to the street where they administered some oxygen.  Unsure of next steps, the crew asked for permission to transport the animal to the nearest 24 hour veterinarian hospital.  Being that there were no humans in need of the ambulance at that time, they were given permission to call ahead to the animal hospital and hand off the kitty to the vet team, who proceeded to save her life.

Let’s hear it for the compassionate EMS team who took the time to be kind to all creatures great and small…This post originally appeared on Dr. Val’s blog at

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