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Emergency responders go extra mile

Emergency responders go extra mile

February 14th, 2018 by David Wilson in Local News
<p>Submitted photo</p><p>A female cat rescued from a house fire was barely alive. After nearly succumbing to smoke inhalation, it was resuscitated by a crew member of Mid-Mo Ambulance District.</p>

Emergency responders often go beyond what would be expected of them. After all, most of the emergency response generally is considered to be of benefit for people.

But things are not always that simple. Sometimes animals, especially house pets, are part of the family.

Although the special efforts are not always necessary, when the needs of a "special patient" calls for it, emergency responders sometimes are able to go the extra mile. Sometimes it is only necessary for a fire fighter or police officer to rescue a cat from a tree or a dog from being hung up in a fence.

Other times, though, it is necessary to take an extra step, such as rescuing a cat from a house fire.

In one recent house fire, which occurred near Rice Boulevard in California, a cat rescued from a house fire was barely alive. The cat was taken by the California Fire Department to a crew member of Mid-Mo Ambulance District, which had an ambulance on the scene.

After being resuscitated, the cat spent some time recovering at the California Veterinary Clinic. The cat is reported to be doing well at this time.

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