A fire had broke out in Volgograd, Russia, where the cat was barely breathing on a stairwell near the door of a flat.
Firefighters are one of the most courageous people out there. Whenever disaster strikes, they are the first to reach the scene, and when in medical emergencies, firefighters respond to the call. They risk their lives to save ours. This high-stakes profession trains and give them the will to make decisions that involve helping the general public. From people stuck in fire buildings or dogs trapped in sewers, the brave firefighters have it all covered. Intensively trained with makeshift gears that they have developed, the firefighters rescue both stray and domestic animals. In Russia, a dedicated group of firefighters is being lauded for bringing a cat back to life.
A viral video making the rounds on the internet shows firefighters performing CPR on a cat while its terrified owner looks on. A fire had broke out in Volgograd, Russia, where this cat was barely breathing on a stairwell near the door of a flat, according to rbth. The paramedics remain remarkably calm and professional while administering chest compressions and oxygen to the lifeless feline. The owner seemed terrified since her cat did not breathe due to the smoke from the fire. The cat suffered severe smoke inhalation and was rescued from the blaze at a high-rise apartment block. After almost two minutes of non-stop resuscitation, the cat slowly begins to breathe and ‘meows’ as it returns to the arms of its worried owner.
The video was shared on Reddit and garnered over 18.3k upvotes. The commentators were singing praises of the calmness the firefighters demonstrated in such a scary situation. "Okay, there went my mascara," commented u/Raerae1360. "I have a cat that I love with all my heart and soul, she's the reason why I'm still here and didn't do something stupid. I would walk into a fire to save her. I understand that woman so so much. I can't stop crying after watching this," wrote u/ellaC97. "A cat might just be a random cat to anyone else but to the right person? they're family," said u/Miss_Greer. "Wow, that cat was doing the death gasps. That was about as close a call as you can get holy sh*t. Used up 8 of her lives," penned u/tijori1772.
Animals are innocent, furry beings that you'd want to do anything for them, just like Tyson Hood, the lieutenant of community risk reduction at his local fire department. Hood was browsing through Facebook when he saw a post about a cat stuck in a storm drain and unable to get out. Hood, who has a soft spot for animals, immediately went to the cat's rescue. He didn't have any experience with cats, so he asked his girlfriend for some useful advice. She warned him that the kitten would most likely be afraid, making the rescue a little more difficult. "After meeting with Stephanie, the good Samaritan who first recognized there was a kitten who needed help, she showed me the storm drain and explained that she’s been feeding him regularly, so he’s at least not starving," Hood said to the Dodo.
Stephanie bought some tuna to lure the cat out and it worked. "When Stephanie could see he had fully exited the tunnel to eat the tuna, she gave me a signal—all I did was cover the tunnel with the net before he could turn around and run in." "It was pretty close, but instead, he just ended up running fully into the net and I lifted him out." The panicked kitten was immediately comforted by Hood and the cat fell in love with his rescuer. The cat, named Walnut by Hood, is now a permanent member of his life and they are indeed destined to be together.