London Firefighters Save Cat's Lifethe daily dish
The best firefighters prove again and again that they're willing to save any life, not just human lives. Quick-acting firefighters in London brought a cat back from the brink after a house fire.
Michael Morrison's 4-year-old cat, Gert, wound up unconscious and motionless following a house fire on Sept. 28. A frantic Morrison begged firefighters to save the cat.
"It was horrible. I collapsed on the floor crying," Morrison said. "They were all huddled around her and even took my oxygen mask off for her."
The firefighters' efforts revived Gert successfully, but she was still in bad shape when she arrived at the Celia Hammond Animal Trust Clinic, where she stayed in an oxygen tent and was fed through tubes in her stomach. Today, Gert is continuing her recovery, relearning how to move and eat normally again.
"When she came in, we had no idea whether she would regain any normal functions, but she has come on in leaps and bounds," said Kylie Simons, a veterinary surgeon from Celia Hammond Animal Trust. The clinic's veterinary staff hopes Gert will regain full functionality in time.