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Firefighters resuscitate two cats after Oregon blaze

Clackamas Fire District #1 said the Oregon City incident marked the second time the pet resuscitation device has been used in a cat rescue in recent months.

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Ben Hooper
Clackamas firefighters use the pet resuscitation device to revive an unconscious cat following a house fire in Oregon City. Photo courtesy Clackamas Fire District #1
Clackamas firefighters use the pet resuscitation device to revive an unconscious cat following a house fire in Oregon City. Photo courtesy Clackamas Fire District #1

OREGON CITY, Ore., March 17 (UPI) -- Firefighters in Oregon said they used oxygen delivery kits to resuscitate two cats rescued from a house fire in the Beavercreek area.

Clackamas Fire District #1 said firefighters responded about 12:30 p.m. Monday to a report of heavy smoke coming from a residence in Oregon City and they were able to quickly extinguish the flames in the home.

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Firefighters found two cats unconscious on the second floor of the home and they were removed from the building and treated using a pet resuscitation device composed of a plastic cone designed to fit over the mouth and nose of a cat or dog and a high-flow oxygen cylinder.

Both cats were successfully resuscitated. Firefighters said the rescue marked the second time the device has been used to resuscitate a cat during the past two months.

"The cats were taken by the homeowners son to The Cats Meow Cat Clinic in Oregon City for further evaluation and treatment," the fire department said. "The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time."

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