Garden Grove and Anaheim, CA firefighters responded to a Garden Grove house fire on Thursday and rescued the family’s pets.
Firefighters from two communities responded to the residential fire within minutes of getting the call and found the owners and one of their dogs outside. Two cats, Magic and Patches, and a second dog, Clyde, remained inside the smoky, burning house.
All of the animals were rescued, but Magic was not easily caught or handled. The animals were treated at the scene with pet oxygen masks.
Garden Grove fire Capt. Albert Acosta, left, said that he had quite a struggle with a panicked cat in a small bathroom before catching the cat. Upon getting outside the cat leaped out of a basket it was being carried in. Acosta had to chase it down so that paramedics could administer oxygen to the animal.
Garden Grove Fire Department Capt. Albert Acosta checks on the welfare of a cat named Magic, as Magic’s owner Norma Arbotast finishes the cat’s oxygen treatment. Acosta said that he had quite a struggle with the panicked cat in a small bathroom during a house fire. He finally caught the cat but it bolted as soon as they got outside. Acosta had to chase it down in the home’s backyard so that paramedics could administer oxygen to the animal.
Photos and captions, Orange County Register