TX firefighters bring dog back to life
DALLAS (CNN) -- Cell phone video shows firefighters in Texas carrying out a dramatic rescue, battling to save the life of a fire victim. But, the victim wasn't human, it was a beloved family pet.
As three firefighters spray down one side of a wall, around the corner comes Leah, limp, but in hands with the power to heal. Rescuers rush out behind her. And if there was not a happy ending, this desperate attempt to save this dog's life would be too difficult to watch.
"They went through five bottles of oxygen on her, probably three to four breathing treatments, the same treatment we administer to humans," said Lt. Kevin Seeton with the Arlington Fire Department.
They pet her. She panted. They coaxed her to come back. After about an hour of hard work and oxygen administered by specially-designed masks, Leah raised her head. And firefighters smiled.
Arlington put pet oxygen masks on each battalion chief's vehicle and on every ladder truck.
Which means they are at every fire - including the one that broke out at Leah's home, when her owner was out of town. "There's a good chance that a human wouldn't have made it out of this fire," said Seeton.
The story's ending isn't all happy. The family cat did not survive. That broke these firefighters' hearts. But Leah eased that hurt.