Broward County, FL– A cat with eight lives remaining was rescued by Lt. Tom Posey, of Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, after he found the unresponsive feline from while searching a smoke-filled house near Ft. Lauderdale Saturday.
Around 3 p.m., someone called 9-1-1 to report a house on fire at 2391 NW 6 Pl. An FDNY firefighter, visiting a relative for a birthday party across the street, sprang into action and started putting out the fire with a garden hose while crews responded.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue units searched the dwelling, and that’s when Capt. Posey found the cat underneath a bed in the front of the house.
Capt. Tammy Nugent began resuscitative efforts, and the cat started coming to after being ventilated with oxygen and a bag-valve mask used on pediatric patients.
The owners of the cat took it to a vet for further treatment. The fire, which heavily damaged a back bedroom and caused smoke damage throughout the house, remains under investigation by the Broward Sheriff Fire Marshal’s Bureau and the state fire marshal.
No injuries were reported.