It was a miraculous rescue, out of a burning house came a firefighter with a limp dog in his arms. But these well prepared firefighters do not give up easily, and after an hour of life saving effort, they were rewarded when Leah raised her head. The fire, which struck a home in Arlington Texas when the owner was not home, was being battled the whole time rescuers were attempting to revive the poor pooch who had been trapped inside.
It wasn’t easy, “They went through five bottles of oxygen on her, probably three- to four breathing treatments, the same treatment we administer to humans,” said Arlington Fire Department spokesman Lt. Kevin Seeton. However every battalion chief’s car and on every ladder truck s equipped with a pet oxygen mask, which proved vital in saving Leah. No one ever gave up, petting her and coaxing back, even giving her a gentle poke in the eye, to which she blinked, giving them continued hope.
“It’s a great feeling to see these big, burly firefighters all gathered around working on a small dog, trying to get it back to life,” said Seeton. Sadly, it was not all good news as the family cat unfortunately did not survive the blaze. But seeing Leah recover eased the heartbreak for the firefighters and for Leah’s owner. Leah is expected to make a full recovery.